Green Safaris Conservation Foundation sponsors a reforestation project on Likoma Island which aims to promote the importance of indigenous planting trees, empowering local communities care for their own fruit trees and to reduce environmental impact such as soil erosion and run off. Due to the continuous population growth on the island, more and more of its natural trees are being used as firewood for household cooking and heating.
Through community-managed tree nurseries the project is creating sustainable livelihoods and improving resource management for the health of both the natural environment and the people that live within it. With 12 tree nurseries now established, each aims to grow and nurture 2,000 saplings each year for planting in the rainy season, totaling around 24,000 trees being planted annually.
Once fully grown, these trees will transform arid land into fertile land, provide local villages with the firewood they need, and a sustainable food supply from harvesting the fruit trees. This has now become a continuous planting cycle.
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Reference: Likoma Reforestation Project
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