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Plot 1, Bank Close
Since his birth, Afrika’s baby boy
has been a centre of our attention
at the sanctuary. ‘He was very
fragile from the circumstances of his birth, so we had to keep a close eye on him and nurse him to health,’ Innocent Ampeire the Manager in charge of Animal Welfare says.
Well, he’s now been given a clean bill of health by the sanctuary veterinarian; the cast on his arm was removed, wounds healed, his hair is growing steadily and appetite very good. It is interesting to observe the progress of his growth and Betty his caretaker gives you some interesting observations noted on change of behaviour..
Fred Kasungwa, a Private Forest Owner (PFOs) was grinning from ear to ear after he received payment for his 21 litre harvest of honey reaped from just two hives in a forest patch behind his house. Fred is a beneficiary from a training and support for a bee keeping entreprise done last year under the Payment for Ecosystem services.
As part of the benefits of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) for the PFOs who enrolled, farmers have been trained and offered options to increase their benefits, boost their incomes and ultimately reduce on the pressure on the natural forest habitats. In partnership with Malaika honey, we have trained 33 PFOs and given inputs to 5 of these as a pilot to kick-start bee keeping enterprises in their homes.
‘We now need resources to support 28 PFOs in 2015,’ says Project Manager, Paul Hatanga. ‘Our aim is to support 300 house holds in 3 years and sell this honey to international markets.’
Support 1 Private Forest Owner to setup 10 beehives- USD345
ATCNews : Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome is the publisher of ATCNews, Eastern Africa’s leading aviation, tourism and conservation news blog of its kind. Wolfgang has over 45 years of experience in the tourism, aviation and conservation fields in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, covering all aspects of safari operations, hotel operations and air operations. Since 1992 he resides in Uganda, previously living for 17 years in Kenya.