MCDF has embarked upon a new Wetlands Project at Mokhotlong around mining environments, to rehabilitate damaged wetlands that were affected by mining and construction institutions, road constructions and livestock over-grazing in such areas.
Mokhotlong Communities Gear Up To Preserve Wetlands
Lesotho’s rich and diverse animal, water, plant and aquatic biodiversity that used to provide a critical ecosystem that served as a buffer against the harsh climate change are being depleted, but Mokhotlong communities are starting to come together to act.
Maluti Community Development Forum (MCDF) was founded in 2013 by concerned citizens of Mokhotlong, Lesotho.
The MCDF is a mouth piece for the marginalized communities within the mining locations of Lesotho. The Forum primarily targets those affected communities within the major national treasure points such as water resources (wetlands), sandstone mining, global warming, energy and farming.
To promote, develop and improve general livelihood of the communities of Mokhotlong by establishing among other things an abattoir at which all animals due for slaughter shall be taken in order to supply butcheries.
Although the MCDF was founded in Mokhotlong and primarily operates instant, it is envisioned that it will eventually spread to all affected areas of Lesotho as the need arises and according to capacity.