Community Awareness & Education on Biodiversity Conservation Benefits

 

We consider passing on knowledge and information as very important tools in biodiversity conservation. All farmers who benefit from our initiatives go through biodiversity conservation and awareness benefits activity phases. We are dedicated to make sure that communities adjacent to the park develop love for nature and feel collective ownership of the protected area resource. CIBC is in partnership with local government-Kayonza sub county-Mukono parish, Uganda wild life Authority and Batwa development program in sensitization and implementation of livelihood transformation activities. During community education and awareness sessions, our point of interest is to help women and the Batwa understand that the park is providing services that we would other never get if it was not their such as schools, hospital, scholarships, electricity and infrastructure , jobs and market of goods and local services. We try to help them predict what bad things can happen when the park is removed including climate change and what are new opportunities coming up as a result of the park existence including CIBC initiatives.

 

In the photo above, reformed poachers In the meeting with the conservation partners of Uganda Wildlife Authority hosted by CIBIC harnessing measures to put forward so that other poachers who are still poaching can reform.

In the photo above, reformed poachers learn about bee keeping in the apiary.

In the photo above, Some Batwa families who were evicted are now growing oyster mushrooms mainly for food and income. It is a cash and a nutritious crop with high rate of income and in a short time. Many thanks to our donors and partners for enabling us see this project a success. Over 100 local women are also growing mushroom which they used to harvest from the forest.

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