EU donates KES 70 million for Mau conservation
18 September 2013, 21:10
Nakuru - The European Union (EU) has donated KES 70 Million to Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to help with the conservation of Mau complex.
The money will be used to rehabilitate Mau ecosystem which is considered as a major water tower in the region.
Speaking on Wednesday morning in Nakuru before a tour to Tinderet forest block, the Kenya Manger David Chege the money will go along way in helping conserve the forest through tree planting.
He added that so far three other forest block have been identified for continued rehabilitation from the money that was donated by EU.
“We have Timboroa, Tinderet South and Nabkoi forest that are going to benefit from the money that we have given” he said.
At the same time he said that some of the money will be used to set up projects for the local residents neighboring the Mau forest as part of improving their welfare.
Chege said that communities in the north Mau forest block, Uasin Gishu county, Nandi and Kericho counties are going to be the first to benefit.
“So far we already have 40 hectares that have been planted with indigenous tree seedlings and we hope to support the local communities through this project” he
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