Help Stop Slash and Burn Farming in the Congo

Dec 20, 2010

End of the Year Report - Slash & Burn Farming

As the  year winds down we would like thank all  of our friends and supporters of the Okapi Conservation Project who help us to conserve the important forests and wildlife in Africa.  Our agroforestry project is working with the people of the Ituri Forest in the DR Congo, providing tools and improved farming methods to help them feed their families and reduce their dependence on unsustainable slash and burn agriculture techniques.   Your support in 2010 has helped over 400 farmers receive tools, vegetable seeds and tree seedlings, and our agro-forestry team makes frequent visits to the each participant to provide technical advice.  We hope to increase the number of farmers participating with the program around the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, improving their livelihoods while saving thousands of acres of pristine forest.  We hope you will share our project success with your friends and consider helping us in 2011 with a gift that makes our world a better place. 

Wishing you happy and safe holidays from the Okapi Conservation Project.


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John Lukas

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