|Categories||Communities, Forests, Plants|
|Date||14 Aug 2001|
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) in Ogbogolo Community. Assessment of baseline social conditions of extant forest communities is a prerequisite for a successful forest conservation.
The Buan community forest is one of the very few significant forests remaining within the lowland humid rainforest zone of the Niger Delta. However, current indications show that the forest is under increasing levels of threats as many of the forest-protective traditional practices fall into disuse.
The project team will work with the community to identify and strengthen traditional systems and methods of monitoring of resource use and conservation of forest resources, using the following techniques:
Project achievements shall be communicated, as a commendable example, to increasing number of other forest communities, policy makers at various levels of government, donor agencies, forest conservationist, etc, who shall be reached through our monthly bulletin, ECO-REVIEW. This will greatly increase the potentials for extending and replicating (elsewhere) this example.