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A global exchange visit among partners was done last September 2010 as a learning experience on sustainable management of forests/natural resources by the indigenous communities. This exchange visit was hosted by MPIDO and the Loita Development Foundation in Kenya, where partners were brought to the Loita Naimina Enkiyo Forests sustainably managed by the Loita Maasai communities (with the guidance of their indigenous spiritual leader - the Oloiboni, and the Loita Council of Elders); and to the Mau Forests also in Maasai territory but managed by the government's Forestry Unit, which is now quite deforested.
This was a very good comparison of the two forest management systems which proves that the indigenous peoples' traditional management system is more sustainable and successful as compared to the government's forest management system depriving the direct participation of the indigenous peoples and local communities.
Click on the image below to see more of the community visit photos.