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Uganda’s youth must be involved in conservation

Young people demand their voices to be heard in policy discussions and conservation strategies 

Sunday 03 March 2019 13:33 GMT
(Justin Mott )

By Sarah Mawerere for UBC Radio in Uganda

Large numbers of Africa’s young people are passionate advocates for conservation but say their voices are not heard in policy planning or national debates.

On World Wildlife Day, Sarah Mawerere spoke to several about their demands to be heard, because, as they say, “the future of conservation is in our hands”.

Listen to her story here.

This article is reproduced here as part of the Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellowships, a programme of the charity Space for Giants and supported by the owner of ESI Media, which includes It aims to expand the reach of conservation and environmental journalism in Africa, and bring more African voices into the international conservation debate.

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