What is the Sponsor a tree Program?
Kenya’s natural resources must be preserved for it’s children to enjoy.
Camp Ohana Foundation’s Sponsor a tree program teaches the children to cherish and protect the trees that sustain them. This is done through tree planting and environmental studies.
Why Sponsor a Tree?
Deforestation has drastically affected Kenya’s trees and forests.
The devastating consequences have included increased soil erosion, infertility of the land and significant reduction of forest cover.
Kenya’s total land mass is 224,960 Square miles
Kenya’s is among the countries of the world with forest cover less than 10 percent of its total land mass.
Factors that contribute to reduced forest cover include:
- Timber harvesting
- Charcoal production
- Grazing in the forests
- Weak Community participation in forest management
- Lack of Environmental education
Kenya's Current Forest Cover is only 7%
The population of Kenya is 45 million
If every Kenyan planted five trees a year for 10 years the forest cover would increase from 7 percent to 10 percent
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