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At the Alkalo's House

Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Views [1064]

After our return from the river trip at MakaSutu, we heard the news that the head of the Juwara Family in Kartong had died. There are seven main families in Kartong and the Juwara are one of them. He would be buried the following day, which is when we ... Read more >

Tags: community forest, international tree foundation, trees

Up River

Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | Views [978]

Yesterday we took a Pirogue up river through the dense mangroves to reach an area of high gallery forest. Despite being nearly 40 degrees on our trip up the river it was much cooler in here. Our guides, Alfa and Samba were excellent, being able to tell ... Read more >

Tags: forests, gambia, international tree foundation, kartong, trees

Kartong 12/6/08

Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | Views [978]

The first rains arrived today, and it is a humid 28 degrees. We spent the day just outside Kartong yesterday talking to one of the Alaklo's (village elders) about the community forest and about what has happened in the last year. The firebrakes that ... Read more >

Tags: gambia, international tree foundation, kartong, trees

Kartong Community Forest

Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | Views [865] | Comments [1]

After what seems like an age of planning, writing, phone calls and e-mails, today I finally set off for The Gambia. I've travelled there before, in 2005, overland from the UK in a beat up truck across Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania and Senegal. Im ... Read more >

Tags: forest trees kartong, gambia, international tree foundation

Gallery: Kartong Community Forest

Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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