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Forestry Conservation, East Africa

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the excellent results obtained in reafforestation and conversation of forests in certain limited areas of Kenya and Uganda through the actual co-operation of the native authority; and whether he will see that the co-operation of the indigenous peoples as a whole is enlisted for the betterment of East African forestry.

The answers to both parts of the question are "Yes." The Governments of the East African Territories, through their Forest Departments, are actively fostering the co-operation of the native authorities in forest conservation and improvement, and as Forest Department staffs are supplemented by new recruits the campaign will be carried further.