partnership was started between Shetland Environmental
Agency, Modou Colley Birdwatching, Mass Cham and
the Senegambia Hotel, Faraba Nursery school, Exmoor
Falconry and the support of the Green Tourism Business
Scheme in the UK.
We started this back in 2005 and have since
planted over 5000 trees. At the same time however
we have lost many young and older ones and also
some of our founding fathers. Mass Cham one of
Africa’s most committed and professional
birdwatchers and environmentalists died during
the development of the programme and we are very
sorry to have lost him. We retain some interviews
with him on tape and hope to put them on this
website if we continue. If one man can be remembered
and linked to these trees it should be Mass and
I hope we can all learn from his wisdom.
Since the initiation of the programme Senegambia
and Exmoor falconry have changed and no longer
are connected and the green tourism business
scheme concentrates its actions in sustainable
tourism accreditation and promotion.
Since we started this programme we have seen
other initiatives develop such as the tree planting
initiative operated by the Gambia Experience.
This demonstrates how we can all be great catalysts
for positive change and we hope that we might
become more connected with their work in the
future. Either way our commitment remains firm
and Faraba, Modou and SEA Ltd will continue to
support one another and seek other positive relationships
such as the support from the forestry department.
We initiated this project primarily to demonstrate
how easily responsible tourism operators and
individuals could support positive action in
a fair and equitable manner and in this I believe
our programme remains a great success.