"Under the project, both exotic and indigenous trees will be planted by the local communities who will also look after the survival of the tree seedlings to maturation as we are not only planting trees but also ensuring the growth of trees. In case a donated tree withers, the communities will replace it" The Standard (Nairobi, Kenya) June 02,2011
Join Us In Saving Mt Kenya
Batian Peak in Mt Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain. The glaciers are melting at a worrying rate.
Reaching the snow-capped summit is the ultimate joy of every mountain climber. However, those who love to scale the heights of Mt Kenya - the second highest
mountain in Africa - have a reason to worry. Thanks to global warming and climate change, glaciers on Mt Kenya are melting at an alarming rate and
scientists predict they could be wiped out soon if urgent measures are not taken.
According to research compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 7 of the 18 glaciers present atop Mount Kenya in 1900 had disappeared by 1986 and
the remaining eleven glaciers had lost between 60% and 92% of their area. The report further added that the total area covered by glaciers was only 0.4
sq km in 2000 compared to 1.6 sq km in 1900 - representing a 75% loss since the turn of the century.
Aware of the impact of deforestation on the delicate Mt Kenya ecosystem, Africa Point has partnered with East Africa Wildlife Society's Tupande Pamoja Initiative to donate seedlings to be planted on the slopes of the mountain. Over the next two years, Africa Point and partners are targeting to plant a 100,000 trees on Mt Kenya.
Help Save Mt Kenya With a Facebook 'Like' Or 'Tweet'
For every social media mention ('+1', 'Tweet' or Facebook 'Like') you make in raising this awareness, Africa Point will donate a seedling on your behalf to the East Africa's Wildlife Society's Tupande Pamoja Initiative.
Please '+1', 'Tweet' or 'Like' using the buttons below and we will donate a seedling on your behalf.
To become a partner and help raise awareness of this initiative , please display the 'Save Mount Kenya' Campaign banner on your website or blog
using the code below and we will plant 20 trees on behalf of your website or blog.
Please ensure that you use the code below to display the banner so that we can be able to track and donate the seedlings on behalf of your website or blog.
"Tupande Pamoja" is a Swahili phrase that means "Let's plant together". The Tupande Pamoja Initiative is a joint venture between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the East Africa Wildlife Society, Kenya
Forests Working Group, Nature Kenya & Kenya Forest Service (KFS). All the seedlings will be planted on the Mt Kenya Forest Water Tower.