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Wild Entrust Africa (WEA) recently launched a tree planting campaign titled ‘Help Plant Trees On Our School Grounds!’ as part of its celebration of Earth Day.
“With the current climate change crisis, there has never been a more crucial time to take action,” the charitable organization said in a press release.
According to WEA, the initiative aims to plant one indigenous tree in every school ground in Ngamiland every year, as a legacy gift from the Grade 7 class of school leavers. By caring for and learning about trees, WEA hope to help children understand their significance and the multiple values they offer to people, animals and the earth.
“As part of the Earth Day celebrations, Wild Entrust Africa planted Mowana trees at Boyei Primary School, Habu Primary School, Habu Kgotla, and their wild dog research camp. These indigenous trees were chosen for their importance in the local ecosystem and their role in supporting local wildlife,” the statement reads.
The community also participated in fun games and activities during the event, creating a festive atmosphere while educating the public about the importance of trees.
WEA has since encouraged the whole of the Maun community to support their initiative. “Donations will help fund the planting of more indigenous trees in every school ground in northern Botswana as well as around our village.”
The organization added, “By taking action together, we can make a difference and protect our planet for generations to come. Join Wild Entrust Africa in their mission to plant more trees and make a positive impact on our environment.”
Wild Entrust International (WEI) works to promote the conservation of Africa’s threatened and endangered wildlife through applied science, education and sustainable development. WEI supports Wild Entrust Africa (WEA) – the umbrella organization for three charities (Botswana Predator Conservation, Coaching Conservation and Community Coexistence) which work together for the benefit of both people and wildlife.