96 per cent of settlers out of Maasai Mau, says Tobiko
SEE ALSO :Ruto’s plea over Mau deadlineConservation According to Tobiko, evicting the settlers was the easier part and reclaiming the forest was the uphill battle. The ministry of environment kicked off the ten million tree planting initiative in Mau forest as part of its effort to restore the vital water tower. “We have embarked on a major restoration program where we expect to plant 300,000 tree seedlings manually and aerial seeding of an area covering 3,500 hectares today,” said CS Tobiko.
Tobiko said that half of the 46,000 hectares of the Maasai Mau forest had been grabbed and the first eviction face last year saw 11,000 hectares reclaimed.
CS Tobiko : We have embarked on a major restoration program where we expect to plant 300,000 tree seedlings manually and Aerial seeding of an area covering 3,500 hectares today #Mau10MillionTrees #SaveMauNow #TowardsTenPercentTreeCover #PandaMitiBoreshaMaisha @PDUDelivery pic.twitter.com/FIswoi9gw2— Ministry of Environment and Forestry Kenya (@Environment_Ke) November 1, 2019
CS Tobiko : We must secure the land in Maasai Mau Forest and make sure the tree seedlings and aerial seeds planted today survive to reclaim abd protect the vital ecosystem #PandaMitiBoreshaMaisha #TowardsTenPercentTreeCover #Mau10MillionTrees #SaveMauNow @kdfinfo @KeForestService pic.twitter.com/OPLSUMeVhy— Ministry of Environment and Forestry Kenya (@Environment_Ke) November 1, 2019
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