The first intensive study to examine the extent to which rehabilitation programs support the ecology of birds was done during the Quarry Life Awards in 2018 and a total of 695 individual birds were recorded over the period of 6 months (From February to August). A total of 108 bird species were observed and identified as documented by (Stevenson and Fanshawe, 2002). The study established the first-ever comprehensive Online Wazo Hill Quarry Database for Birds alongside their Local and Specie Name, Preferred habitat, IUCN status, Location (Latitude and longitude), and details on their ecological relationships. The online database was distributed to Wazo Hill Environmental Manager. Due to limited time and resources, these results were not delivered to the Wazo Hill Quarry Communities to increase awareness and showcase the value of rehabilitating our quarries. This study aims at targeting local communities and schools around Wazo Hill Quarry by educating and raising awareness of the bird diversity found at Wazo Hill Quarry as a result of rehabilitating our quarries via distribution of books, video documentary, and community workshops/awareness campaigns to instill commitment and awareness towards the importance of rehabilitation.

Distriution of the Wazo Hill Quarry Birds Book to Relevant Stakeholders

1 copy was distributed to UVIKIUTA so as to be kept in the biodervisity Museum 1 copy was distributed to the environmental manager of the quarry

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08aoû

STUDENTS WORKSHOP TOUR INSIDE THE QUARRY

25 students from Primary and Secondary schools of Mtakuja and Wazo Hill got an opportunity to visit the quarry to see the birds demonstrated by the book and the trees they prefer, they learnt about UVIKIUTA activities and conducted a bird watching tour 100 trees supporting bird ecology were planted and 25 books were distributed to participating management

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08aoû

STUDENTS' ENGAGEMENT WITH WAZO HILL QUARRY BOOK

Students' engagements with Wazo Hill Quarry Book: The book is designed in a way that it denotes the most recurring bird species in the quarry and contains fun learning games to stimulate students' curiosity to want to learn more

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08aoû

Training and distribution of Wazo Hill Quarry Books at Mtakuja Secondary School

33 students were trained about the relationship between the rehabilitating activities done in the quarry and in supporting the ecology of birds. There was a level of understanding from 45% to 98% at the end of the workshop, and most students expressed interest on wanting to visit the quarry site

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08aoû

Books Distribution to Wazo Hill Primary School

Wazo Hill Quarry books distributed to students at wazo hill primary school to enable them to learn on how rehabilitation programs enhances ecology of birds

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22juil

Book Designing

Our production team is in last stage of book designing the first ever short hand book on "birds of wazo hill" which will be used to teach the community of Wazo Hill

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23mai

Book Designing

Our production team is in last stage of book designing the first ever short hand book on "birds of wazo hill" which will be used to teach the community of Wazo Hill

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23mai

End of validation of Birds at Wazo Hill Quarry

Our team of orthnilogists and scientists have concluded the work of documenting, photographing ad validating birds of Wazo Hill, now follows developing the quarry book and reaching wazo hill quarry communities on how the ecology of the quarry supports birds biodiversity

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05mai

Validation of the birds species found at Wazo Hill Quarry

Our team is in the field this week validating species of birds found at Wazo Hill Quarry and the role they play in ecology, Groups spotted included Weaver, Whydah and White-eyed birds

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17mar

Birdie Birdie

Spotted bird at Wazo Hill Quarry; Stay tuned for the documented book that highlights birds found at Wazo Hill Quarry

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18fév

Review Meeting on Wazo Hill Quarry Book

On 18th February, the birds' team met up to review the list of birds on the previous research conducted in 2018 for designing a book of Wazo Hill Quarry that will showcase value of rehabilitating quarries in relation to birds' biodervisity This project will conduct birds watching activities with students and local communities around WHQ via is produced book to raise awareness and ignite spirit of quarry rehabilitation for biodervisity conservation Exciting times ahead, follow our journey for...

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18fév