9 May 2007
In a statement sent to the Government, the institutions that form the Great Apes Survival Project, or GRASP, made a passionate appeal to explore alternatives.
“Such a development, the committee believes, could have severe impact on Uganda’s forest conservation programme, as well as in certain cases-on the species of direct conservation concern to the committee.”
The committee reminded the Government that Uganda is a member of the GRASP, a signatory to the Kishasha declaration on great apes and has been chair of the GRASP executive committee.
“The executive committee expresses the hope that the Ugandan Government authorities will fully investigate all aspects of the proposals, including possible alternatives,” said the statement.
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