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Kenyan tourism CS announces plan for each tourist to plant a tree in bid to meet 15 billion tree initiative

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua on Friday announced plans to make each tourist plant a tree upon visiting the country. Mutua who spoke during a tree planting exercise in Taita Taveta noted the initiative would help in meeting the government's 15 billion trees target. According to the CS, the initiative dubbed "One Tree per Tourist" marked a significant step in the nation’s efforts to mitigate against the effects of climate change. The initiative is set to be rolled out in collaboration with tourism agencies in the country, including hotels and other relevant stakeholders. "Tourism heavily relies on the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystems," CS Mutua stated. Upon arrival into the country, a tourist will be given a tree to plant in a specific designated area with the CS insisting the project will help tourists contribute to the government's initiative.

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  • Ann Nyambura

    7 h

    It's a win-win for tourism and the environment.

    • Sarah Chabane

      1 w

      Interesting if.... these are the right trees, at the right place, and that they are looked after, otherwise it is useless

      • Patrick Kiash

        2 w

        I support ideas.... But the ministry should ensure those trees will grow.

        • George Kariuki

          2 w

          This is a great example of how tourism can be a force for good. Let's see if other countries can implement similar programs.

          • Annett Michuki..

            2 w

            interesting Idea

            • Jane Wangui

              2 w

              Great idea... planting trees makes a significant impact on climate as trees help to reduce the amounts of co2 in the atmosphere.

              • Saustine Lusanzu

                2 w

                Leaving no one behind! This is a great idea

                • walter lungayi

                  2 w

                  This is great initiative!! It is an interesting approach to promote environmental stewardship.

                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    2 w

                    Woah, this will absolutely great 👏

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