Unfortunately, the loss and deterioration of wildlife-rich grasslands happen gradually, in piecemeal ways, and that easily goes unnoticed.
Our grassland inhabitants – including much-loved species like the Long Claw, Pipits, Larks, and Lapwings, as well as a host of butterfly species and a huge diversity of grasses, flowers, and fungi, may not exist without a long-term commitment from us and our communities.
This special biome is home to a range of flora and fauna, which add to its resilience against natural disasters such as droughts or wildfires. In fact, native grassland plants have adapted to extreme weather conditions to such an extent that savannas require seasonal droughts and wildfires to maintain biodiversity at its best.
Grasslands are threatened by habitat loss, which can be caused by human actions, such as unsustainable agricultural practices, overgrazing, and slush and burning on farms. Having this in mind, we have identified this initiative to benefit the grassland owners in the community as well as the land.
In the future, we’re considering engaging the women to collect grass seed and sell it to us then we will plant them where needed. We believe that through the rehabilitation and sustainable management of the grassland our ecosystem will continue to remain healthy.