KFS Conservation Efforts Recognised

By Martin Masinde

The efforts by Kenya Forest Service towards increasing the forest cover has been acknowledged and subsequently awarded with a prestigious trophy for an exemplary work done.

Receiving the trophy The Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau said: “I acknowledge the “Appreciation Award” by the International Tree Foundation ( ITF) to Kenya Forest Service in recognition of our continued efforts in protecting, conserving and sustainably managing Kenya’s vital forest resources for the benefit of the current and future generations.”

The award was conveyed to the CCF by the DCCF Conservancy Coordination who received it on behalf of the Service during the Award ceremony.

Mr Kamau continued to say,

“This award is a shared legacy with all of you who bend down with us to grow more trees and protect them knowing so well that by joining hands we are preserving our National Heritage- the Forests for the common good of humankind and nature.”

Kenya has surpassed the 2022 minimum target of 10 per cent tree cover to achieve 12.13 per cent. It has also achieved an 8.83 per cent forest cover.

In 2013, the forest cover was at 6.99 per cent while in 2018  was 5.99 percent. This is according to the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) in its new National Forest Assessment Report 2021

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