MMU Acclaimed For Donating 500 Seedlings Towards Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

Maasai Mara University in conjunction with the Rufford Foundation is keen to meet International Standards in ensuring Environmental Sustainability through donating tree seedlings.

The School of Tourism and Natural Resource Management (Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management) and the Liaison Office of Maasai Mara University jointly donated 500 trees of indigenous species. The project is being supported by Rufford Foundation.

The project is dubbed “Establishment of a tree nursery for environmental education and community awareness at selected degraded sites in Narok County, Kenya.”

The tree species donated included Croton megalocarpus, Tipuana tipu, Acacia albida, Acacia xanthophlea, Acacia polycanthus, Terminalia mantaly, and Markhamia lutea.

This was part of the School of Tourism and Natural Resource Management and the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management Quality Objectives for the 2018/2019 Academic Year. The goals require the duo to participate and engage in at least two community outreach programmes on Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

While gracing a ceremony to receive the trees, the Maasai Girls High School Principal Mrs. Rose O. Oteku appreciated the unwavering sheer efforts of Maasai Mara University in championing the restoration of the environment. The Head of Department to the Environment Mr. Martin Ringera and the Environmental Club Members were elated to welcome the seedlings promising to nurture them into mature trees.