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Fundo Trip

by Community Forests International on December 27, 2010

Fundo is a  sliver of an island located just off the west coast of Pemba and is easily accessible by boat from Wete, a small port town. Currently Community Forests International supports several small nurseries on the island; the following pictures chronicle a recent feild trip to the island.

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Leaving Wete port.

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These wooden boats are a common sight in  the waters around Pemba.

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Approaching Fundo after about a 30 minute ride.

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Fundo is surrounded by a huge reef, at low tide you may be forced to anchor your boat several hundread meters from shore and walk the rest of the way.

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After reaching the shore its only a short walk through the villages until you arrive at the tree nursary.

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Mbarouk checking out the seedlings with local community members

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The nursaries on Fundo are not large, however after seeing the success of the project many local residents have formed groups and started thier own nurseries, expanding CFI's presence on the island.

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Seven month old seedlings looking healthy.

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After just two years the trees are soaring over the heads of Fundo community members.

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