Environmental Protection and Development Group (GEPADG) has issued a final
warning to bush destroyers. Speaking in an interview with The Point at his
offices, the Executive Director of GEPADG Mr. Alieu Badara Njie Balo- alias
Base 5 - said the "Bolang Fenyo" is a protected site of about 320 acres of land
that stretches one mile out to sea. "This place is highly protected and filled
with many species of plants and animals. We will not allow anybody to destroy
this superb nature reserve," he said. He continued saying, "This is the only
community nature reserve in The Gambia approved and recognised by the
Department of State for Forestry and Environment on the 25thof March this year."
stressed that he would not spare anybody found engaged in the following
activities felling trees, hunting, sand mining or setting bush fires. Anybody
found engaged in such activities will be brought to justice according to him.
conclusion, while urging the people of the area to act as watchdogs, he said,
"My staff and I have worked very hard to ensure that future generations can
enjoy the benefits of this noble venture and no Tom, Dick o Harry will
interfere with that."