Creating a lasting change.
Charcoal production is one of the main contributing factors to the increasing deforestation across the country. Farmers around the West Lunga National Park enter this conservation area to cut trees for charcoal and make a small income. Our goal is to create a barrier and surrounding of beehives around the park to discourage deforestation, and to encourage farmers to keep their local forest intact for all future generations to benefit from.
Community members around the West Lunga National Park also engage in the illegal activity of poaching for income. This has contributed to the loss of animal life in and around the park, with hardly any native large game remaining at this time. With beekeeping creating not only an income but a barrier around the park area, we will be able to discourage poaching and create the opportunity for wildlife return to this beautiful land. With a productive and protected national park, the tourism industry can create even more economic opportunity for the population in this remote area.