trees planted 1,176,466
hectares restored 500
since 2018

Restoring and conserving Kenya’s water towers

Wangari Maathai, the founder of our partner organization in Kenya, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her political activism and reforestation work. We aim to honor her legacy by scaling the latter. Concretely, we're planting and conserving trees around so-called water towers. These mountains are the source of multiple streams that join together to form rivers, some of which flow all the way to Egypt. Protecting and reforesting these towers prevents erosion, and increases both the quantity and the quality of the water.

Partners

Green Belt Movement, Mt Kenya Conservation Society

Planting method

Nurseries, Taungya

Planting season

April-June, October-December

Main threats

Deforestation for farming

Wildlife protected

Elephants

Challenges

Finding balance between farming and conservation
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Top trees species

Acacia xanthophloea
Native Species
Brachylaena huillensis
Native Species
Celtis africana
Native Species
Cordia africana
Native Species
Croton macrostachyus
Native Species
Dombeya rotundifolia
Native Species
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