Tree planting at Mgahinga gorilla national park
Through conservation workshops, community members around MGNP attain skills on how to grow their own trees to have an alternative source of trees for handcrafts, medicinal and building materials rather than depending on those from the protected areas which manifests increased environmental degradation. To achieve this, MCDO engages the grass root community members in planting different tree species that serve various purposes which include; medicinal, handcraft making, building materials and fuel resource in communities. This will not only reduce the pressure put to the protected areas where communities could go to look for such resources and disturb the welfare of wildlife but also lessen the climate change effects as well as acting as an alternative source of income as hand craft products are sold in our area. Also, MCDO uses school children strategy in planting trees so as to cultivate environmental sustainability issues into the young generation for better and sound wildlife. Among the schools involved in tree planting include the Gisozi SDA, Chihe and Nyagakenke Primary Schools.