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6. HISTORY OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTN
1. The idea came into GEPADG in 1992 and invited the local community
participation.We have now included Eco.tourism activities including guided tour,bird watching activities,Community and School children sensitisation.The inclusion of Bolongfenyo in the national protected areas help us publicity only.Another benefit to the community is the income we get from the visitors the plan here is.60 percent of the income will go to the community development and 40 percent a park infrastructural development.We still have problem with the staff monthly wages amd
2. GEPADG was formed in 1992 by Mr, B N Bajo and was involved in the
protection of Bolongfenyo in 1998, a first ever national conference in
environment and development was held with a wider community
participation in 1998 for community awareness and involvement.
3. The Bolongfenyo has been well protected after the involvement of
GEPADG and the community. The community has been aware of their
4. It becomes a breeding ground for animals , birds , reptiles and
also a good feature reference for the next generation 5. People are
restricted to have access to the protected area to avoid hunting
cutting mangrove and other trees, fishing, bird hunting, human
dropping and unsustainable use of natural resources as well as
swimming as swimming or any other activities harmful to the
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individual (professional), local NGO
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Gunjur Kombo South District,West Coast Region,the Gambia,West Africa
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Executive director Gunjur Environment and development group,West Coast Region,The Gambia,West Africa
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