|Categories||Education, Forests, People|
|Date||15 Jan 2020|
Afromontane forest is the most threatened habitat type in Angola (<800 ha remaining). It forms the smallest and most isolated Afromontane centre. Mount Moco has the second-most Afromontane forest in Angola, but rapid forest loss and degradation, driven primary by human-caused grassland fires, is putting endemic, forest-dependent birds at risk of extinction. Firebreaks cut by hand have proven successful in protecting forest from fire on a small scale. We plan to train and equip local villagers to efficiently protect all larger forest patches at Moco, which will allow natural forest regeneration supported by ongoing native forest tree planting.
Read about Michael's previous project https://www.rufford.org/projects/michael_mills or for more information contact: