The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has proudly supported New Nature Foundation’s “Kibale Community Fuel Wood Project,” to engage local communities through educational outreach. Kibale National Park, in Western Uganda, hosts the densest population of primates in Africa and is also home to many elephants, buffaloes, leopards and more than 350 types of birds.
Wood is the sole source of energy for people around Kibale, yet most do not grow their own trees. As the human population continues to increase, sources of legal wood are rapidly diminishing, putting intense pressure on the Kibale National Park. The project establishes demonstration areas and promotes creation of private woodlots for the benefit of the community and the environment.
DWCF has also helped New Nature Foundation launch a program to teach people how to build fuel efficient stoves, that improve human health, decrease the demand for wood and as a result reduce logging in the national park. To learn more about this program visit www.newnaturefoundation.org.