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STILT ROOTS STORIES FROM BUNDU AND KONO COMMUNITIES, NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA

Song: Wherever my father is; He has become a King; Even if he is in the village; He has become a King

Fisherfolks from Bundu community acting the process of fishing during Stilt Roots Stories documentation

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) carried out a research on the mangrove ecosystem in two communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria: Bundu Waterside in Port Harcourt Local Government Area and Kono fishing port in Khana Local Government Area, all in Rivers State, Nigeria in collaboration with Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)

The intervention is named STILT ROOTS STORIES. The intervention provided documentary of stories, songs and fishery related to the mangrove ecosystem of these two dependent communities in the Niger Delta region.

Interview with Fisherfolk in Kono Fishing Pot during Stilt Roots Stories documentation

Stilt Roots Stories identified mangrove biodiversity in Bundu and Kono communities, identified cultural strategies employed by the communities to preserve mangrove, documented songs relating to mangrove in the communities, increased understanding of threats to mangrove in Bundu and Kono communities among others.

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Researchers: Prof. Nenibarini Zabbey, Dr Kabari Sam, Josiah Egbilika, Charity Laku, Meshach Uyi

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