It’s Sunday. Today is CIFOR’s (Centre for International Forestry Research) Forest Day. 1200 people are gathering to discuss the value and future of forests. The focus is global, but the fact that the COP 17 is in South Africa is a great opportunity to highlight the major plight of Africa’s forests. AWF President Helen Gichohi is giving the keynote address.
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.