This is my Tribe:
Castanau Conwy Conkers Tribe
This tribe is affiliated with our Tree Planting, Mount Kenya partner project.
I have set up this ‘Tribe’ for local people from North Wales to join and show their support for this brilliant cause.
Castanau means conkers in Welsh
This Tribe is affiliated with supporting tree planting in Kenya.
The Green Belt Movement has been initiating and supporting community tree planting projects in Kenya for over 30 years. This project will support communities who live in the Mathira District by the Mt Kenya Forest Ecosystem to restore degraded forest and manage their resources sustainably. Tree nurseries will be established and tree planting will take place on farms and public land. The project will also include civic and environmental education workshops to promote and address the interlinked challenges of environment, poverty and democracy.
This project is supporting tree nurseries in Kirimukuyu and Konyu locations of Mathira constituency. The local community members have formed groups to manage the tree nurseries, raise and plant seedlings in 6 sub locations. The tree nursery members also practice initiatives of sustainable agriculture on their farms. The nurseries planted 39,351 trees on forest sites and contributed 139,931 trees to other GBM projects. The tree nursery members also attends climate change, adaptation and mitigation workshop organized by GBM. The planted trees are protected and weeded by 4 green rangers who have also helped the nursery members to replace planted trees that have been destroyed.
The tree nurseries, consisting of rural women and their communities, in Mathira District are currently preparing the ground, watering and tending the tree seedlings in preparation of the tree planting, which will take place during the long rains in March and April. Furthermore, GBM is currently mapping and analysing the project area and the trees planted in 2011. In order to do so, GBM uses a Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for data collection, mapping and analysis.
What Is The Size Of Wales?
Size of Wales aims to bring everyone in Wales together to help sustain an area of tropical forest the size of Wales as part of a national response to climate change.
This project needs our support. The size of Wales has teamed up with the Woodland Trust in Wales. Projects Nationwide are well under way, including my children’s primary school. They have planted loads of trees, and I would like to help support their efforts.
‘An area the size of Wales’ is frequently used to measure the rate of forest destruction. Through Size of Wales, we aim to turn that negative use of the country’s size on its head, by encouraging the people of Wales to take positive action and help protect an area of rainforest equivalent to the size of our nation.
An environmental charity, Size of Wales unites communities, businesses, organisations and schools to help protect 2 million hectares of rainforest and forge lasting links with some of the world’s poorest people.
Supporters of Size of Wales are linked directly to rainforest projects and communities to assist sustainable management of forest resources and to make a significant contribution to reducing global carbon emissions. Our forest protects help conserve existing tropical forests across Africa and South America, as well as support local communities to increase forest cover for the benefit of people, wildlife and soils. The total area of the forest projects adds up to the 2 million hectare target – equivalent to the size of Wales.
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