21/04/10 - KTB’s participation in saving Mau forest complex
The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) has embarked on a mega tree planting exercise in Naisoya in the Mau Forest complex, Narok district as part of its commitment towards forest conservation efforts.
Besides the wider objective of saving the Mau forest that has been heavily depleted with human activities, KTB is keen on salvaging the Mara River that plays host to a spectacular annual event-wildebeest migration.
The phenomenon has attracted tourists and subsequently being declared the seventh wonders of the World.
“KTB is keen on contributing towards the survival of this crucial resource that has boosted our performance in tourism sector with Maasai Mara being among our hot spots in terms of tourists’ attraction,” says KTB Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa.
Naisoya forest also contributes to the survival of small rivers leading to Lake Natron in Northen Tanzania –a breeding ground of lasser flamingos found in Lake Nakuru.
Nakuru National Park is again a popular tourist attraction facility in the Central Rift circuit owing to lasser flamingos and other species.
KTB on 23/04/2010 launched the tree planting exercise which will see over 100,000 seedlings planted in phases, an exercise that will later be replicated in other water catchment areas within the country.