Kruger Park celebrates Arbor Week

Sep 5, 2014

A total of 50 indigenous plants were handed over to the teachers and pupils of Matimba High School yesterday by the Kruger National Park at Nkavele village outside Punda Maria gate as part of the 2014 Arbor Week celebrations.

KNP’s spokesperson, William Mabasa, said the park celebrated the event with the school this year after an assessment of their greening needs and decided to align these with their mandate.

“There is a huge opportunity for these children to learn about the protection of the environment and do something about it,” Mabasa said.

Skukuza nursery, which has a wide range of indigenous trees, donated tree species that were suitable for the weather conditions to the schools at the selected regions.

“The idea is to spread the conservation message among these future conservationists and ensure they play a role in the environmental sector.

“Starting a garden, whether for flowers or vegetables, can help give pupils a quality environment while enabling them to boost their diets with the healthiest home-grown foods,” Mabasa said.

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