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Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development (Environment and Sustainable Development Division)


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Tree Planting at SSR

Start Time: January 22, 2015 16:00 | End Time: January 22, 2016 16:00
Location: SSR Botanical garden
Tree Planting For Clean Air Campaign


The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in collaboration with other Governmental bodies and institutions, the private sector and Non-Governmental Organisations, has embarked on a “Tree Planting for Clean Air Campaign” with a target to plant 150,000 trees across the island over the period 2014-2015. Its main objective is to raise awareness about the benefits that trees have on our natural environment.


The importance of trees is very well known. Trees not only remove harmful chemicals from the soil, but also help to reduce greenhouse gases by acting as carbon sink, control soil erosion, embellish the natural landscape, protect andconserve water catchment areasamongst others.


The tree planting campaign is being carried out in clusters in different regions and trees are being planted in places such as: community centres and schools, roads sides and reserves, towns and villages, residential areas, green spaces and health tracks.


In the context of the World Environment Day 2014 celebrations, a booklet entitled“UneFamille, UnePlante” was launched by the Ministry to sensitise the public in general on the need for tree planting. There is an increasing demand for trees from different organisations. The tree planting campaign is thus helping to instil a sense of environmental stewardship as well as a culture of planting in the population for a Cleaner and Greener Mauritius.


The target for 2014 was the planting of 50,000 trees. With the present trend and enthusiasm, the target has now been increased for the planting of 80,000 trees by the end of this year.


Report Tree Planting 05.01.15​

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