Ugandan environmental rights defender William Amanzuru wins EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2019
Campaigner battles to save rainforest in Uganda
William Leslie Amanzuru is an environmental human rights defender and the team leader at Friends of ZOKA in Uganda. Friends of ZOKA is a group of environmentalist activists named for its members' love for Zoka Central Forest Reserve, located in Adjumani District in the West Nile region of Uganda. They are fighting to stop the illegal plundering of the reserve and the entire environment in Adjumani-West Nile, which is under attack by illegal loggers, timber dealers and charcoal dealers.