GBM Blog Archive: August 2012

Queen of Africa’s Trees: The Sacred Fig Tree

August 16, 2012 - 04:10PM
Published by Samantha Wilde

“In Africa, there lives an extraordinary tree. She is queen of the riverbank. A monarch, whose story stretches back millions of years. In tribal cultures, her mysterious ways have fuelled myth and legend. They set her apart from other trees. She is a Sycamore Fig, Queen of Africa’s trees.”

The Awesome King Muru Tree!

August 7, 2012 - 06:45PM
Published by Vicky Brotherton

King Muru, is a 200 year old Meru Oak (Vitex kiniensis) tree located in Lower Imenti forest in Meru city, about five miles north of the equator in central Kenya. The huge King Muru tree is symbolic of the Green Belt Movement’s (GBM) efforts towards biodiversity conservation in the Mount Kenya region - one of Kenya’s main watersheds.

Teaching will soon begin at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies

August 2, 2012 - 05:10PM
Published by Sofia Olsson

Fantastic news from the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI)! The Senate of the University of Nairobi has approved the first syllabus for the ‘Environmental Governance and Management’ degree programme, which means that the institute can now formally commence teaching!