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RELEASE: Kenya Commits to Restore 5.1 Million Hectares of Land Based on New National Opportunity Maps

by Christin VanZant last modified Sep 28, 2016 01:33 PM
Contributors: World Resource Institute
Through global initiatives like the Bonn Challenge and regional initiatives like the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100), Kenya is now the 13th African country to commit to bringing over 46 million hectares of land into restoration by 2030.

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NAIROBI, KENYA (September 8, 2016)– The African continent has the largest landscape restoration opportunity of any in the world – but each country has to lead the way and drive action on the ground. Today, Kenya announced a significant commitment to restore 5.1 million hectares of land, nearly 9 percent of its total landmass. The amount of land Kenya committed today represents an area roughly the size of Costa Rica.

 

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