Mount Nkungwe rises up to 2,500 meters on its peninsula above Lake Tanganyika. It is covered with large forest areas with miombo woodland, mountain meadows and various forms of tropical rainforest. In addition to the particularly rich bird life, one of the largest chimpanzee populations lives here.
At the same time, the region repeatedly experiences outbreaks of violence with serious humanitarian consequences. The cycle of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation is accelerated in particular by the rapidly growing population and the effects of climate change. Deforestation, over-exploitation of soils and lake, mining and pollution threaten the ecosystems – and thus also the livelihood of the people.
In their projects, the NGO Friends of Lake Tanganyika combine work for a sound environment with the establishment of an appropriate livelihood for the people in the project region. As an agroforestry system, the “forest gardens” create a bridge between utilization and renaturation. Fruit trees, native trees, timber and crops are planted. As part of the One Crew | One Tree project, Panterito is participating by planting 1,000 trees:
- 1,000 trees
- Approx. 1 hectare
- Planting spring 2022