Embarrassed with effect of unchecked gully erosion
Thanks to GlobalGiving donors, the Green Care Team of experts realized one of its great missions of monitoring the extent of land degradation in the Bui Division, Northwest Cameroon. The team which included environmentalist, climate change and justice experts and wildlife experts spent days in the wild going through the least traveled destinations to see for themselves the practical situation on the field at this advent of climate change.
At the end of the trip, the team concluded with regrets the alarming situation at hand and called for immediate action to arrest this environmental trauma. The issues identified during this trip are overgrazing, severe gully erosion, zero live fencing causing serious farmer-grazier conflicts, unimproved pasture, indiscriminate tree felling and bush burning. The team saw for itself on spot evidence of advancing desert. It is for these reasons that Green Care team decided to be spreading invasive plant species like Brakaria which is very nutritive to animals and Acacia which is fast growing tree and at the same time double as fodder for animals. It was more of traumatizing trip as one could hear the team leader John Paul lamented “… I am worried, very worried seeing the situation of our fast degrading environment. As people of the environment we must urgently develop a strategy to arrest the situation…the desert is knocking next door…” Thanks to GlobalGiving funds, the team was able to sponsor the three days trip in the wild and acquire some seeds of Acacia and Brakaria that have the potential to reduce over grazing and erosion. Let join efforts to halt this growing precarious environmental trauma. We remain grateful to global giving donors.
Pondering about the future
Cattle are perishing in their numbers
Bare landscape void of pasture