Knowledge about our forests disappears as fast as the forests themselves

Posted on

Picture courtesy Peter Casier (CCAFS/CGIAR)
Picture courtesy Peter Casier (CCAFS/CGIAR)

When I as was a young child back in the 1960s, my parents, indeed the people of my village, had knowledge about protecting the forest and the surrounding environment. I am not sure where they acquired this knowledge. Certainly there was little, if any, talk about “caring for the forest” and I cannot recall any campaigns about mitigating deforestation or protecting our environment. “Climate change” was not even a concept. However, it was simply an accepted, common practice that everybody has responsibility for taking care of the environment in which we lived.

Click here to read the details

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Knowledge about our forests disappears as fast as the forests themselves

    alpha abdalah said:
    February 3, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Africa should not forget how importance the forest is for our continent development, its hard to preach tourism without having forests which attracts wildlife as well as its the source of life in the sense of herbal and water

    Like

    franco singaile said:
    February 3, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    May be people are forgetting about the importance of forest but we can measure number of people when you were a child compared to now…simple,Tanzania Got independence with 9millions people ,now its 45millions thou forest and natural resources remain the same

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s