National World Environmental Day Hosted in Molo District

This year (2010) national environmental day was held in Turi sulgwita Primary School, in Molo district. The occasion was marked by a theme for WED 2010 which is “Many Species, One Planet, One Future” which has been domesticated as; “Biodiversity: Connecting with Nature”.The event was spearheaded by the National Environment Management Authority (Nema), the United National Environment Programme UNEP as well as other government agencies such as Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife service, and provincial administration. However organizers selected Molo district as the epicenter for this year’s festivities because of its environmental relevance to region which in the recent past has faced massive destruction of Mau forest. The effort being put forward as continous support to promote biodiversity in the area.

The World Environment Day (WED) is marked globally on the 5th June of every year. It is a day when people focus on the environment and it is celebrated in over 100 countries. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

Necofa Kenya received a certificate award for the remarkable and its effort on the go to promoting biodiversity and environmental conservation in the region.
The award, was received by the country coordinator Mr. Samuel Muhunyu. More so, Necofa has conducted baseline surveys and monitoring of the Molo River which taps its water from the Mau forest and increased efforts by the team to strengthen community forest Association with increasing the forest cover and planting thousands of indigenous trees.

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