Campaign Supports Forest Conservation, Reforestation
A new report from the United Nations Programme says that the Mt. Kilimanjaro region is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Its collapse will displace millions of people and contribute to the extinction of several endangered species, including elephants, lions and rhinos. The report bolsters our plan to promote reforestation, sustainable agriculture, forest conservation and wildlife conservation strategies to save this fragile region from collapse. We need your help.
The UN report says that reforestation is one of the best ways to defend this vital region. We’re taking an even more comprehensive approach that will enlist the support of thousands of local stakeholders.
“The damage done to these ecosystems is depriving people of the basic building blocks of life,” said Erik Solheim, head of the UN Environment agency.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is facing several problems, including shrinking glaciers, rampant wildfires and deforestation. As climate change intensifies, it is essential to stop the downward momentum.
Deforestation is a large part of the climate change equation. Reforestation is part of the solution.
Leaders across East Africa asked us for help. They have comprehensive plans that can defend watersheds, biodiversity and the future of the region. The Tanzanian government supports the plan and has contributed three large plots of land for the nurseries.
Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before from deforestation, climate change and wildlife poaching. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. To defend this critical ecosystem, we need:
1. Volunteers–desktop to mountaintop.
2. Donors and Sponsors.
3. Ambassadors. Please share this link with friends, family, media and companies via social media and email. Please ask your employer, suppliers and clients to contact us about sponsorship.
The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania and Kenya is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on this ecosystem for survival.
Tanzania has already lost more than half of its elephant population to poachers since 2007. They could be wiped out entirely in just a few more years. Deforestation is contributing to the threat because the loss of habitat brings humans and wildlife into more conflict over food, water and space.
Stakeholders across East Africa have comprehensive plans that can defend the greater Kilimanjaro region. They plan to defend the ecosystem, biodiversity and the future of the region. This investment will benefit the entire planet, while preserving a world treasure.
Our first project helps the Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania defend the greater Kilimanjaro ecosystem. They will plant more than 10 million new seedlings, create local jobs, promote sustainable agriculture and wildlife conservation with multiple strategies.
They will start three large greenhouses and nurseries to produce the seedlings. Hundreds of local stakeholders will help plant and care for the trees. The seedlings are indigenous species that can help restore the integrity of the ecosystem, while helping sustain rural communities.
Sacred Seedlings is a global initiative to support biodiversity, forest conservation, reforestation, urban forestry, sustainable agriculture and wildlife conservation. Sustainable land management and land use are critical to the survival of entire ecosystems. Sacred Seedlings is a U.S.-based program that supports the vision of local stakeholders. We have projects ready across Africa. We seek additional projects elsewhere around the world. We also seek volunteers, sponsors and donors of cash and in-kind support.
Sacred Seedlings is a division of Crossbow.