Causes of Deforestation in Kenya
- Demand for farming land. …
- ‘Polluted’ Politics– The unthinkable levels of deforestation we witness today largely stem from backward politics and poor leadership. …
- Nonfunctional Government Agencies. …
- Globalization- There is high demand for raw materials by industrialized nations for processing.
Why should we save trees?
Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.
How can we protect habitat?
Use non-toxic, nature-based products for household cleaning, lawn, and garden care. Never spray lawn or garden chemicals on a windy or rainy day, as they will wash into the waterways. Plant only native species of trees, shrubs, and flowers to preserve the ecological balance of local habitats, such as wetlands.
How many trees have been cut down in Kenya?
It has been estimated that since Kenya’s independence in 1963 the forest has dropped from covering 10% of the nation to 6%, losing approximately 12,000 hectares annually.
Measured Rates of Deforestation.
|Year||Primary Forest Lost (Ha)||Tree Cover Lost (Ha)|
How can we save forests?
HOW DO WE LOVE TREES? LET US COUNT THE (10) WAYS
- HOW DO WE LOVE TREES? …
- Conserve trees and forests in your area. …
- Plant trees—the more the better! …
- Support forest conservation organizations. …
- Learn about forests, both local and global. …
- Buy forest-friendly (or certified) products such as shade-grown coffee.
What is causing deforestation in Africa?
However, although over 90 per cent of all deforestation across Africa is being caused by agricultural development alone, there are other industries responsible too, such as the logging and mining industries, which have both been increasing due to an influx of Chinese loggers and miners operating in Africa.
Why we should stop deforestation?
Keeping forests intact also helps prevent floods and drought by regulating regional rainfall. And because many indigenous and forest peoples rely on tropical forests for their livelihoods, investments in reducing deforestation provide them with the resources they need for sustainable development without deforestation.
What’s being done to stop deforestation?
By consuming less, avoiding single-use packaging, eating sustainable food, and choosing recycled or responsibly-produced wood products, we can all be part of the movement to protect forests. Make choices for forests, nature, and people — and do so vocally!