Människors och djurs överlevnad hotas av den globala avskogningen, som leder till enorma koldioxidutsläpp. Men nu ska Kenyas torra jordar bli gröna igen, med hjälp av kameler, helikoptrar och slangbellor – samt av små fröbollar täckta med koldamm.
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Many thanks to Pauline and Joe from the BBC World Service and everyone else who helped so much with this very fun documentary shoot about our work helping reseed Kenya's forests!
Seedballs Kenya will feature in the BBC series Taking the Temperature, which focuses on the battle against climate change and the people and ideas making a difference.
Seedballs Kenya will feature in the German programme about reforestation in Kenya.
To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, Landscapes News published a series of stories honoring women with a laurel for their dedication to improving the landscape. In this profile, Nadia De Souza of Lion Guardians wrote about Seedballs Kenya's Susie Kinyanjui.
Many many thanks to Deutsche Welle TV for this very fun short documentary on how to plant trees using a slingshot!
Saturday December 9 2017 By PAULINE KAIRU
Kenyan schoolchildren using slingshots to plant trees
Nairobi: Schoolchildren in Kenya are helping to fight deforestation by planting seeds using slingshots. It’s part of an initiative by the company SeedBalls Kenya, which makes and sells seedballs globally. It encourages children to have slingshot competitions using the charcoal-covered seeds instead of stones. About 2 million seedballs have been planted in Kenya in the past year and a half in what has been called “guerrilla gardening.” Kenya’s government has recognised the threat from deforestation and earlier this year imposed a temporary logging ban that was extended in May by another six months. AP
Seedball dispersal products designed by ISK STEM Engineering Students
In October 2018, the DSWT launched a new project aimed at inspiring school children to start planting trees. The two-pronged approach involved a large-scale seed-balling initiative in Chyulu Hills National Park (CHNP) and a tree planting competition involving 731 school children from 4 different schools also bordering CHNP.
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Environmentalist & Movie Star reposted the World Economic Forum's Seedballs Kenya Video.
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Seedballs Kenya featuring in the CNN African Voices Changemakers series.
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Tourism and Wildlife Principal Secretary Prof Fred Segor speaks after leading a tree planting exercise at the Naivasha based Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute. He says they are using seed balls technology to boost the forest cover. Seedballs Kenya co-founder Teddy Kinyanjui said they were targeting areas affected by massive tree cutting especially by charcoal burners.
Syedna donates seed balls to re-green Kenya
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Kenyan Tech Start-up, Usiku Games has developed the Seedballs Game to help aid reforestation of Kenya’s lost forest cover as part of the country’s target to increase its forest cover to 10 percent by 2022 from the current 7 percent.
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Climate change poses an existential threat to earthly civilization. Many solutions would require a dramatic overhaul of the existing structures of our society, so many organizations focus on the regulation of carbon emissions, reforestation of devastated natural areas, and encouragement of biodiversity as an opportunity to address the needs of the earth. This list, in no particular order, shares some groups fighting for a greener planet.
In a tranche of razed forest bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a team of rangers scatter generous handfuls of "seedballs" around the bald clearing to give nature a fighting chance to regenerate.
It takes just minutes for the eight rangers from the Mara Elephant Project, a conservation group, to toss some 22,000 seedballs across this ravaged corner of the Nyakweri Forest, which was destroyed by charcoal burners.
Seedballs were one of our most memorable finalists of Index Award 2019; since then, they've made waves all over the world. From international features on virtually every major news network, from CNN to the World Economic Forum, to inspiring new Seedball chapters to open-up across Africa and Asia.
Trees were felled en masse by colonial administrators to fuel a train across East Africa, while land today is cleared for agriculture and charcoal production as Kenya's population grows upward and outward.
The Dawoodi Bohra community’s spiritual leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, who celebrated his 76th birthday as per the Islamic calendar on December 17, 2019, has donated 76,000 seed balls to Kenya to mark the occasion.
Seedballs: an innovative way to restore drylands
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