Other natural forests found on hillsides are made of patchy remains of very small trees that have survived extensive slash and burn farming practices over a very long period. The main forest is found in Mbinon and Bvugoi. However, all forests need to be conserved. Forest activities are limited. Bush mangoes and cola nuts are collected. Common trees in the forest include Gnidia glauca, which is used in neighboring Oku for local paper production. Eucalyptus trees are commonly used for timber and owned by individuals in small quantities.

There is no National Park and large game reserves are not common in this area. Animals like antelopes, monkeys, bush cats, rats, squirrels, cutting grass are common in the existing patches of forests. A limited number of people practice hunting.


• The major threats to the environment include the deforestation of the watershed resulting in significant reduction of the volume of water in the streams and springs. Threats of landslides are eminent on the hill slopes along the new road through Dom to Banten and on the roadside of the Dom-Mee road.

• Bushfires are used here as means of regenerating pasture for grazing and, to a limited extent, for hunting. This destroys animal habitats, displaces animal species and could even render extinct some species.

• Slashing, burying and burning of the buried grass are rampant malpractices in the municipality, which renders the soil more infertile.