Wildlife Poverty Alleviation Projects

Through the Environmental Education Centres, WEZ plans to go into different poverty alleviation projects with the rural communities.

  • Bee keeping and harvesting of honey projects produce honey, which rural communities sell to generate income and also use as food. WEZ benefits by having rural communities that are sensitive to conservation of flowering trees and actively help to conserve these. Indirectly other wild animals are also conserved and protected and tree cutting is decreased.
  • Setting up of Woodlots at some of the EE centres can produce seedlings which shall be raised for woodlot plantations, indigenous fruit tree planting, indigenous trees for fencing, hedge planting, poles, and grasses for gully reclamation.
  • Tree planting to reduce desertification.
  • Climate change mitigation resulting from carbon sequestration to reduce greenhouse effects.

WEZ has plans to persuade people in the rural areas to go into aquaculture for fish production, especially in the area where water is used for irrigation.