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Armed Conflicts and Forests

Wars have impacted on forests for more than 3000 years, often with devastating effects. Forests, more specifically, the exploitation of their resources, particularly timber, have facilitated many recent military conflicts, with dramatically averse effects. This MSc thesis examines the effect of armed conflicts on forests, focussing on south-western Uganda, through a literature review as well as data from interviews with Ugandans who lived through the Rwandan conflict.