November 29th, 2011 – Adaptation in Africa, recent experiences and knowledge gaps
The following blog was written by AWF's Director of Land Conservation Kathleen Fitzgerald. Kathleen is part of a delegation of AWF staff attending a UN sponsored conference on climate change currently underway in Durban, South Africa. AWF is one of the many NGO's participating in the conference and is part of a coalition of organizations forming the Adaptation Hub, drawing attention to climate adaptation.
This summer, AWF hosted an exclusive member safari to Uganda and Rwanda. There, the intrepid safari goers formed intimate relationships with each country, trekking through dense bamboo thickets to see mountain gorillas and spying chimpanzees in the rainforest. For guest Colleen, the friendships and memories made won’t soon be forgotten.
The following post was written by AWF's 2011 summer Marketing Intern Jake Abell.
What follows is a post written by IGCP's Conservation Incentives Officer Benjamin Mugabukomeye. This post was translated from French to English.
Over a hundred sacks of trash- discarded tins of tomato paste, sacks, clothes, and more- were removed from Volcanoes National Park in just two days of a renewed effort by IGCP to clean the park of waste and exotic plant species left by people.