Reforestation in Maathai's "The Green Belt Movement" The Green Belt Movement was started by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai in Kenya as a nonprofit, non-governmental organization whose initial focus was reforestation. The problem the movement focused on initially was the fact that 90% of the forests had been lost which affected the wildlife and threatened the biodiversity of Kenya. The deforestation was also linked to hunger, poverty and malnutrition. Initially, it was a jobs program for women, who planted trees. It has evolved into much more: It now is a promoter for conservation, women’s rights, good governance, and a philosophy of peace. “The Green Belt Movement seeks, through the grassroots efforts of its participants, to...The end:
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