Bush Thinning Project

Certain areas of Lissataba have been demarcated for bush thinning to take place. These areas have many encroaching tree species and with a higher than average density of woody plants. The bush thinning programme will open up areas and allow for more herbaceous layer.

The programme combines reserve ecology with community involvement as people from the local community are recruited to carry out the work. The workforce are paid in the wood that they cut, which then allows them to generate an income for themselves as they can sell the wood on to the local community.