Project Activities

The project implements activities inside Cyamudongo forest (Workpackage Biodiversity) as well as in the surrounding of the forest (Workpackage Agroforestry). The integration of activities and protective measures within and outside the forest represents an holistic approach to nature conservation and climate protection.

 

 

Training of national park rangers, staff of nature conservation agencies and students in biodiversity surveys and the monitoring of anthropogenic disturbances.

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Ranger training

Study tour for staff of nature conservation agencies

Monitoring of potential changes in Cyamudongo forest by regular surveys of its plant diversity along vegetation transects and on permanent plots.

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Permanent monitoring plot

Vegetation survey

Monitoring and reduction of anthropogenic disturbances to prevent further degradation of Cyamudongo forest.

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Firewood collection

Timber collection

Monitoring of the phenology of forest tree species and collection of seeds for germination experiments.

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Phenology monitoring

Flowers and fruit of Symphonia globulifera

Scientific verficiation of species potenially new to science.

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Carapa spec. nov.

Potentially new species of Apocynaceae

 

 

Establishment of tree nurseries and production of tree saplings.

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Establishment of tree nurseries

Tree sapling production

Implementation of information events at village meetings to inform farmers about upcoming project activities.

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Village meeting

Village meeting

Training of farmers in the properties and benefits of agroforestry trees, the protection of soil against erosion & degradation and the development of agroforestry systems.

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Farmers' training

Farmers' training

Conversion of 6.000 ha of agricultural land into agroforestry systems by planting 1,5 million tree saplings.

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Planting of tree saplings

Planting of tree saplings

Enhancement of the biodiversity of the cultural landscape by planting predominantly native species of trees.

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Production of native Entandrophragma excelsum

Planting of native Polyscias fulva

 

 

 

 

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