Forest and Landscape Restoration in the Mau
The Green Belt Movement has partnered with Ecosia Germany in Community Empowerment and Environmental Education and Forest and Landscape Restoration work in the five -Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) and key Water Towers of (Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon, Cherangany Hills, Aberdare Ranges and Mau Complex).
The aim of the project is to rehabilitate and sustainably bring under good forest conservation management 500 hectares of degraded forest sites through community-based tree-planting campaigns in water catchment areas within gazetted forests by planting 800,000 assorted indigenous tree seedlings by the end of 2020.
This week, we have embarked on the planting of 422,500 indigenous tree seedlings under Ecosia phase II during the long rains season, June-July 2020, in Maji Mazuri and Makutano forests in the Mau Water Tower, located in Baringo and Kericho Counties respectively. We are working with the Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Forest Service, Community Forest Associations and the local communities living around these forests.
NB: All tree planting activities conducted by the GBM will be strictly planned and executed with adherence to the guidelines against the spread of COVID-19, as outlined by the National Emergency Response Committee on Corona Pandemic.