K.U Panthera Crew Tree Planting
Did you know that current statistics of forest cover in the wold today stand at a staggering 30.6%? A devastating 1% decrease as compared to over one decade ago. Narrowing down to Kenya, did you know that 10 years down the line, statistics have recorded a massive 6.6% decrease in forest cover? Up-to date statistics record a 7.4% forest cover in our motherland which is a far cry from the recommended global minimum of 10%. This therefore means that Kenya is already facing desertification and if no action plan is taken our country will soon be at a jeopardy of becoming a desert. It is an undeniable fact that forests and trees make vital contributions to both people and the planet in general, bolstering livelihoods, providing clean water and fresh air while conserving biodiversity and responding to climate change. It is for this reason therefore that on the 4th of October 2019 the Kenyatta University Panthera Scouts joined hands with Kenyatta University School of Environment who were in collaboration with Kenya Forest Services in a tree planting activity. The activity took place at the University Campanile grounds and was graced by the University Vice Chancellor who was the chief guest. This activity aimed at planting over 10,000 trees all in a bid to preserve and conserve our environment as we try to achieve the global 10% minimum forest cover which in the end will make the world a better place.