Building Bridges

Working with people is essential for the fence

The reserve abuts two Traditional Authority areas, and land under the control of 6 Group Village Headmen with around 25 villages' Headmen. We must talk with them all and walk the length of the fence line with the land owners several times to know that we have a clear agreement. Then we need to do the formal land survey and have the fence route mapped. This work is all in hand and paid for.

Then, we must make sure there is an all weather route around the reserve – some of the route is already in place but there is one bridge to build over the Dande River. Upright piers are in place, but we need equipment and materials to complete them and build the actual road across the river. This is a professional job with heavy equipment - £50,000.















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