Green Defenders

The Green Defenders are local community action group headed by Thuso Mukoma of Mukomawabane Village in northern Limpopo.

The group solves environmental problems such as erosion and pollution around their village and then get together to take action.  Their activities include tree planting, monitoring illegal harvesting of fuel wood and building gabions.  Their efforts are important to the environment in which baobabs occur. The Baobab Foundation helped them out with some tools needed to do the job, such as spades and wheel barrows.

Green Defenders in action

Dr Sarah Venter