In Cool Earth’s Lubutu partnership, we held workshops to make sure everyone was aware of the project and what it’s trying to achieve. One outcome of these workshops was wider awareness of the rate of species extinction in the local area.
A healthy forest is a bio-diverse one, and as a result of the workshops our partner villages decided to stop hunting using 12-gauge shotguns, and using toxic products and small-meshed fishing nets on spawning grounds, until July 2018.
The community is now using more sustainable methods of hunting and fishing, so families still have access to protein, but with less impact on the forest.
Find out about some of the species found in our Lubutu partnership here.