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Speech by Prince Hussain at the Launch of Lions Clubs Intern.l-AKDN Tree Planting Initiative in Nairobi City Park 2011-10-19

Date: 
Wednesday, 2011, October 19

Deforestation is one of the great challenges of our times. Scientists estimate about half of all the forests that once covered the Earth are gone. The United Nations Environment Programme tells us that 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed around the globe every year. At that rate a forest the size of Kenya would be cut in less than six years. A forest the size of Uganda – three…

This year is the UN International Year of Forests. It should remind us of the importance of forests in our lives.


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