Habitat is becoming scarce
The current situation in Tanzania is unfortunately similar to many other (developing) countries. The population is increasing, which means that more and more living space is needed for the human inhabitants. This usually has fatal consequences for animal and plant life. Trees are cut down to produce firewood, forests and natural habitats have to give way more and more to human use, animals are hunted because they have to look for food in human surroundings more and more often…The most dangerous thing for the environment is that all this is not done in a sustainable way. Far too little thought is given to the far-reaching consequences of such use.
Often it is simple measures that can bring nature back. About 40% of the Makoa farm, including more than 10 km of gallery forest along the two rivers, Kikafu and Makoa, is under our protection and thus available for wildlife. Regular tree planting campaigns of indigenous tree seedlings from our purpose-built tree nursery also aim to replace illegally felled trees in the surrounding area. More trees and other plants means more natural habitat and food for animals, which in turn keeps them away from the fields.