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Global Ideas: Uganda – Protecting an Ecosystem

Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano, is the fourth highest massif in eastern Africa. Because of its unusual biodiversity the summit of the mountain was declared a nature reserve in 1993, as part of an already existing national park.

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When that happened, 30,000 people who lived there had to be resettled. Many still don’t understand why. A United Nations project has been teaching people alternative methods of farming and earning a livelihood without destroying the unique flora and fauna.