Forest Guardian is supporting Al Fitra Academy in Kano support several Maguzawa communities in Kano State, through communication and advocacy work around the Jalli Bush, an area considered to have spiritual powers by the local Maguzawa. Cutting down of trees and burning is forbidden in this area, because the Maguzawa believe their ancestors reside in the trees. Our work is providing much needed economic and communication support to keep the Maguzawa forest guardianship traditions alive. The Maguzawa are traditional Hausa speaking animists and forest spirit worshippers, who live in rural communities in Northeastern Nigeria.
Forest Guardian produced a short film called A World for the Maguzawa, which you can watch here.