A proposed dam threatens a rich Ugandan wilderness
To date, Murchison Falls National Park has been known for its namesake waterfall and the many species that call this area home. But a private company is attempting to build a hydroelectric plant along the river that feeds the falls, which would be a serious and significant blow to the area and to the tourism industry so important to Uganda's economy.
Opposition to this plan is growing in Uganda. We must add our voices to stop it.
"The addition of the newly proposed power plant to energy extraction operations already planned would be a serious and significant blow to Uganda’s largest national park, its iconic and threatened wildlife, and the tourism industry at the heart of Uganda’s domestic economy,” said Tim Tear, Executive Director of the WCS Africa Program.
Many voices in Uganda, across multiple sectors, are arguing that damming the river that feeds Murchison Falls is a bad idea. There needs to be a global response that emphasizes the importance of this national park, and other national parks like it, as well.