NEWSLETTER – March 2013

The Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS) is getting ready to complete its Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grant Project entitled “Promoting Environmental Conservation Through Community Mobilization in the Community Baboon Sanctuary”. This project was launched on 18th March 2012 and has as its main goal to enhance the sustainable development of the CBS and the surrounding communities. The Project features 3 major components which include providing Micro-grants for entrepreneurs in the neighboring communities, tour guide training for those interested and an organic garden project. And months later, the project winds down to a close. The project which had a late start in August of 2012 has issued over 25 micro grants to entrepreneurs in the neighboring communities of Flowers Bank, Scotland Halfmoon, Bermudian Landing, Double Head Cabbage, Willows Bank, and St. Paul’s Bank.

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