Plant trees for people and the planet is not just a statement. Plants and animals are currently on the verge of extinction.
To address this, world leaders have committed to a massive increase of protected areas ahead of the UN biodiversity summits in Kunming, China, in May 2022.
The focus on how much of the earth should be conserved overshadows questions about how and by whom nature should be conserved. Some conservation organizations have viewed indigenous and local communities as essential contributors in environmental protection.
In the face of unprecedented threats to our planet, the active engagement and leadership of local communities is a critical component of securing a healthy future for all beings, human and wild.
WE PLANT Inc, conservation NGO is leading critical conservation efforts in Laikipia county by working with indigenous and local communities.
Today the Endana community marked the first ever Arbor Day event to be held in Kenya at WePlant Inc tree nursery at Endana.
These local communities continue to hold the key to expanding conservation impact in Laikipia with kind support from well-wishers like Dr. Manu Chandaria, Weplant Inc and other notable supporters.
Asili women’s group, Endana Nyumba women’s group, Meyei women’s group, Nashola women’s group, and green ambassadors’ group were among the beneficiaries.
Supporting the growth and development of these spreading community-based models, as well as investing in the local organizations that are supporting them, will be critical to protecting and recovering Laikipia’s environment in the face of mounting challenges.
In the last 50 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has planted and distributed nearly 500 million trees in more than 50 countries around the world to fight global issues facing humankind. And we’re just getting started.
As we look to the future, we notice that our world is changing at an alarming rate. Uncertain. However, we have the ability to confront our greatest obstacles head on.
By planting more trees, we’re stepping up our efforts to offset carbon emissions, advocate for environmental justice, build healthier communities, and protect the environment. There are millions of them.
Let us INSPIRE PEOPLE TO PLANT, NURTURE, AND CELEBRATE TREES.