Global climatic change is understood to be mainly caused by increase in average atmospheric temperature because of human influence in emission of greenhouse gases, that have negative effects to the environment. One of the important efforts in mitigating climate change is to reduce carbon emissions and promote carbon sinks. Because of the diverse physical features, the Wazo hill quarry has a potential carbon stocking, however this potential is poorly known.  This study will describe land covers; identify potential carbon stocking areas; describe and map carbon stocking areas  and estimate biomass and carbon pool.  The method will consist remote sensing and surveys. Remote sensing will involve acquisition of satellite image or aerial photographs. Surveys will be undertaken to identify potential carbon stocking areas, where ten plots will be systematically placed for vegetation measurements to establish the biomass. Diameters and heights measurements will be used to calculate the tree biomass and carbon stock using the Fantallometrik Software. Comparisons for tree measurements among plots will be done using analysis of variance. A report on the study will be written for wider availability with publication in journals for wider dissemination. The information is expected to raise awareness on the importance of the quarry in carbon issues and promotion of carbon stocking and sequestering programs in the quarry.

Visitation with International Jury Member

On 23rd April we were visited with the International Jury member Stéphane Rivière who was joined with a member from the national Jury, Dr Henry Ndangalasi. We got useful comments on our project and we were able to visit the Quarry where participants explained their projects as it was done practically in the quarry.

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30Apr

Starting measurements of Trees

The trees are measured their diameter at breast height and approximation of the height

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16Mar

Starting measurements of Trees

In this month we started measuring trees. The measurements taken were diameters at breath heights and the tree heights. These will be used to estimate the carbon stock in the trees and eventually the overall carbon stored in the area

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15Mar

Distal Looking of the Wazo Hill Quarry-The land Use or Cover types

This maps that originated from the Google satellite image accessed on 9th February 2018, show different land covers and use types in the Wazo hill Quarry.

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27Feb

Distal Looking of the Wazo Hill Quarry

In this month of February, 2017 the Remote Sensing and Mapping of the Wazo Hill Quarry were done. Remote sensing example using aerial/satellite image quickly give a broad picture of the area before going to ground truthing and detailing the area, that can lead to a map which is a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing its physical features.

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27Feb

January to september 2018 Road Map

This is the road map that will Guide our January to September, 2018 Journey

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26Jan

First Quarry Tour for 2018 participants

The Wazo hill Tree nursery prepares the seedlings to plant to the quarried areas but also to supply to other stakeholders among them neighboring communities

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18Jan

First Quarry Tour for 2018 participants

This photo shows the quarried area and the background with area that are not yet quarried. The areas that are not quarried with the intact natural vegetation are good carbon stock for the time that they re kept in this conditions. They hold he carbon that could otherwise escaped to the atmosphere to cause some troubles..

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18Jan

Potential of Wazo Hill Quarry in Stocking Carbon for Mitigating Global Climate Change

Global climatic change is understood to be mainly caused by increase in average atmospheric temperature because of human influence in emission of greenhouse gases, that have negative effects to the environment. One of the important efforts in mitigating climate change is to reduce carbon emissions and promote carbon sinks. Because of the diverse physical features, the Wazo hill quarry has a potential carbon stocking, however this potential is poorly known. This study will describe land covers...

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18Jan