Local Communities supported by NatureUganda and EDGE fellowship carry out exchange visits
A group of monitors and their respective leaders from Mabamba and Makanaga Wetlands visited the Kafred Community in Kibale Forest National Park, Kamwenge District from 6th -8th March, 2019.
Mabamba Wetland is an Important Bird Area as well as a Ramsar Site attracting over 300 species of birds among which are globally threatened species such as the Shoebill. Communities play an important role in conservation of Natural resources since they are the custodians of the environment and therefore teaching communities about sustainable resource utilization such as Eco-tourism, crafts making and others is very important.
Kafred (Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED), is a community-based organization (CBO) which aims to preserve the local environment while advancing in health, education and economic development in the local community.
The monitors from Mabamba and Makanaga drew many lessons from Kafred among which is;