Conservationists urged to engage youth in environment programs

Written By: KNA

Conservationists have been urged to engage young people in programs aimed at conserving the environment especially in planting trees to increase the forest cover in the country.

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Heart of Green Organization Chairman, Moses Muya, said young people, if well nurtured, can be good ambassadors of conservation.

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Speaking at Wiyumiririe Primary school in Laikipia, Muya launched a mentorship and tree adoption among primary school children in eight counties in a bid to nurture the spirit of conservation among young people.

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Speaking at the function, Laikipia Deputy Governor, John Mwaniki, stressed the need for all the county governments to embrace the idea and allocate funds for the exercise.

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He noted that if all schools support the conservation program the country will improve greatly on forest cover that is currently still low.

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