We celebrated environment day by planting 250 new trees.

The fauna and flora of Tanzania is affected by the fire in Kilimanjaro

On the occasion of world environment day Lake Shoes has decided to expand its forest for the first time outside of the European Union, we have chosen Tanzania as the destination for these trees, more specifically an area affected by fire in 2020. These trees will provide a home and food for local wildlife.

To date, 493 trees have already been planted, of which the last 250 have been Croton megalocarpus, a species of small tree native to tropical Africa.

The main objective of this project is to preserve the biodiversity of the rainforest of the Eastern Arc Mountains. In addition, key issues to be addressed are the reversal of severe deforestation around the Forest Nature Reserve, a critical need for timber and building materials, the need for environmental conservation education and the alleviation of extreme poverty through agroforestry.

In October last year, a fire broke out in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. The fire started in the Whona area. According to the Tanzania National Parks Management Organisation, the fire destroyed approximately 95.5 square kilometres of Kilimanjaro’s vegetation, which is equivalent to 5 % of the mountain’s total area of 1,700 square kilometres.

The area affected stretches from the Mandara camp at about 2,700 metres above sea level to the Horomobo camp at 3,700 metres, an area of scrubland. Through this action we want to encourage all those who can contribute to the cause, through a small donation you can contribute to the reforestation of this area.

Plant your tree here: https://tree-nation.com/profile/impact/lake-shoes

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