LIVESTOCK KEEPING, TREE CUTTING,FIRE AND POACHING IS THREATENING SAADANI NATIONAL PARK .
This is the village forest reserve bordering Saadani National Park (The only park in Tanzania where the bush meets with the ocean). It is the forest that supports the adjacent community to obtain ecological services and conduct beekeeping for economic purpose. Animals from saadani national park normally move to the forest reserve either for pasture, breeding or shelter.
Despite such significance there are some destructive activities such as poaching,wild fire, grazing and tree cutting for charcoal and building materials.
We are currently conducting environmental education to adjacent communities together with beekeeping for income generation and forest conservation.
Traditional beehives that was used by villagers before the project (Photo: ECOWICE 2019)
Theory training on conservation awareness and modern beekeeping conducted at Kwedikabu village (Photo:ECOWICE 2019)
Practical training on Bating beehives (Photo:ECOWICE 2019)
Hanging bated modern beehives (Photo: ECOWICE 2019)
Its our wish that after being aware on the significance of conserving the environment and realize cash benefit after harvesting and selling honey, they will conserve the forest as their assert and therefore ensure sustainable conservation of Saadani National Park
- Enhancing community to establish village forest committee and bylaws for protecting the forest
- Enhancing the community to determine other opportunities from the forest(e.g tourism)
- Establishment and maintenance of fire breaks