The companies Skippy Adventures Tours & Events, Mishono Apparel and Aromah the Restaurant are launching a call for participation in an operation to plant 2,000 trees in Nairobi National Park on October 10th, 2020. The Biodiversity Action Day is part of an initiative to plant 10,000 trees in Nairobi Park by the end of 2020. Interested individuals and companies have until October 1st, 2020 to register.
There will be movement in Nairobi National Park on 10 October 2020. The companies Skippy Adventures Tours & Events, Mishono Apparel and Aromah the Restaurant are organising an operation to plant 2,000 trees in this biodiversity reserve located 7 km from the Kenyan capital. As part of this campaign, these organisations are launching a call for participation for individuals and companies wishing to contribute.
The aim of this tree planting operation is the creation of a green barrier to delimit the southern contours of the Nairobi National Park. These trees should thus serve to protect the large mammals present in the reserve. The October 10th, 2020 operation is part of a larger initiative to demarcate the southern side of Nairobi National Park by planting 10,000 trees by the end of 2020.
A green barrier to protect wildlife
“This year we aim to collect 1 million Kenyan shillings ($9,225) and 10,000 trees to form a fence to delineate and protect the south side of the park. The money will be used to buy tree seedlings, plant and maintain the green fence in Nairobi National Park for at least three years,” explains Skippy Adventures Tours & Events. The organisers of this operation are counting on families and businesses to achieve their goals.
The operation is also contributing to the increase in Kenya’s forest cover. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), between 1990 and 2010, Kenya lost an average of 12,050 hectares, or 0.32% of its forest covers per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Kenya lost 6.5% of its forest cover, or about 241,000 hectares.
Jean Marie Takouleu