Conservation Education and training

Conservation Education

The Bongo Wildlife Clubs and Communities participate in a conservation educational programme. This may include lectures, conservation and environmental impact films and visits to best practice Centre’s, and National Parks. The support of the communities is vital to the programme.

Conservation Films

A variety of conservational films have been set aside to help address the problem and solutions and proposals in local areas .These issues include; Fuel alternatives, meat alternatives, human and wildlife conflict, forest destruction and water conservation. The BSP School Coordinator has also developed some specific “Bongo” project videos.

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TREE NURSERY ESTABLISHMENT & MANAGEMENT

The BSP has been encouraging and supporting the Bongo Wildlife Clubs and communities to set up tree nurseries and to encourage parents to plant trees at home. The schools have grown thousands of young trees from seed. The trees planted by the schools in their grounds, offer a welcome sanctuary and area of shade for the pupils to rest

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BSP Patrons Training Days

The BSP work closely with the Bongo Wildlife Patrons at each of the schools, and have together developed a Bongo Wildlife Clubs curriculum based on conservation activities and the experiences of the implementation at the schools.

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Visits to William Holden Educational Centre – Mt Kenya and Aberdares National Park

Over the last 5 years we have taken over 500 pupils, teachers and community members to the William Holden Centre. Some of these participants have also visited, Aberdares National Park, and Sangare Conservancy

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WASTE MANAGEMENT

Nature’s bounty is very wide but it’s not inexhaustible. As part of best practice in the community, Bongo Wildlife Clubs have participated in Waste Management awareness education. They have visited best practice locations, such as the William Holden, Mt Kenya centre to generate ideas for their communities. Considerations: a) Anticipate the future b) Understand the consequences of our actions c) Envision alternatives and make wise choices d) Take responsible action. e) To consider future generation and the responsibility we have towards them

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WATER CONSERVATION

Water is the most important component of the environment. All plants and animals depend on water for survival. Forests act as water catchment areas. In Kenya, the following are the main water towers: Mau forest, Mt. Kenya Forest, Mt. Elgon, Mau Forest and Aberdare Ranges. With the exception of Mt Elgon, these areas are also where the last remaining Bongos are located in Kenya.

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