Tree Planting For Clean
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.
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.
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.
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.
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