Protect and replenish our forests before it is too late

Narok County security enforcement team destroys 500 sacks of charcoal in Nyakweri Forest on March 1, 2018. Conservation, afforestation and reforestation must be a matter of urgency. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • State must ensure sustainable exploitation, utilisation, management and conservation of the environment and natural resources.
  • A revamped KFS and the Environment Ministry can turn the tide and implement plans that ensure indigenous forests are protected.
  • Logging of mature trees must be allowed only when intricate plans are in place to replant and replenish the forest plots.

Deputy President William Ruto recently directed that logging be banned for three months to pave way for a task force meant to prepare a status report on the forest sector and propose appropriate remedial measures to check destruction of the environment.

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