PS Festus Ng'eno Calls For Wetlands Conservation

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Environment and Climate Change Principal Secretary Eng. Festus Ng'eno reiterated the need to upscale biodiversity conservation to address challenges posed by climate change.

In a speech delivered on his behalf by the Chairman Kenya Forest Service, Mr. Job Chirchir, during the tree growing exercise at Kibirong Wetlands in Kaptumo Location, PS Ng'eno, Kenya's Rift Valley, said that biodiversity loss at the wetlands is among the biggest risk faced and there is need to stop and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss in such areas.

"To secure a healthy and safe environment, there should be deliberate shift to more a sustainable production and consumption need be pursued," PS Ng'eno said.

The Chairman KFS lauded the Kibirong community for their conservation efforts by forming conservation groups whose primary focus is restoring, protecting, and conserving the wetland.

In the tree-growing exercise, 600 trees were planted, and 2000 tree seedlings were distributed to the locals in line with the President's directive to plant and grow 15 Billion trees.

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