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Case Study: ENVI helps The Green Belt Movement analyse vital Kenyan ecosystem

August 8, 2014 - 10:15AM
Published by Communications

The Aberdares Forest is the source of drinking water for millions of Kenyans, including the population of Nairobi; however deforestation and destruction of the critical watersheds has negatively impacted these vital water resources. To contribute towards addressing this problem, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) came up with a plan to plant two million indigenous trees on 2,000 hectares of degraded forestland in Aberdares to help restore the water catchments. This initiative required GBM to first analyse the situation on the ground in order to determine the suitable mitigation measures.

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