Gambia: Week long sensitization campaign against bush fires and deforestation

Communities in Gambia’s Western Region have ended a week long
sensitization campaign against bush fires and deforestation, sources
in Banjul informed PANA on Wednesday. The campaign, involving dwellers
in 16 communities, was spearheaded by the Western Region Governor’s
office in collaboration with St. Joseph’s Family Farm Centre, Regional
Forestry Department, Brikama Area Council, Gambia Fire and Rescue
Service and Kanilai Farm owned by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh.
During the exercise, members of the communities were sensitized on the
importance and benefits of forests as sources of fuel, medicines,
rainfall and grazing for animals among others. The dangers of bush
fires to the forest and communities as a whole were also discussed.
http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/gambia-campaigns-against-bush-fires,-deforestation-2008122518195.html

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