Quadruple Environment Commemorations,

Quadruple Environment Commemorations,

Her Excellency, the First Lady Dr. Auxillia Mnangagwa, was the guest of honor at the Quadruple Environment Commemorations, the Joint Commemorations of Africa Environment Day, World Wildlife Day, International Day of Forestry, and World Meteorological Day 2024 in Buhera, Manicaland.

The commemorations were running under the theme “Harnessing innovation for climate action and a resilient future,” in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), which pinpoints the need to take urgent action to combat climate change

The Ministry of Environment, Climate, and Wildlife is running a geographical environment fund for land restoration. This fund has three provinces, which are Masvingo, Manicaland, and the Midlands, and 44 wards as beneficiaries. Each ward will receive a bicycle and a phone that will be given to the resource monitor. Six schools, two per province, will receive desktops that will be used for data collection and soil erosion monitoring.

The Forestry District Officers for the three provinces will be given motor cycles to enable them to do their duties.

The Ministry of Environment, Climate, and Wildlife has four environment days traditionally celebrated in March. The Africa Environment Day led by EMA and World Wildlife Day led by Zimparks are both celebrated on the 3rd of March, International Day of Forestry on the 21st of March led by the Forest Commission, and Meteorological Day on the 23rd of March led by the Meteorology Department.

Dr. Mnangagwa planted a tree named Khaya Anthotheca/Muwawa/Red Mahogany to mark the quadruple commemorations of the International Environmental Days at St. Abans Chiweshe Primary School, Buhera. The First Lady also launched the Pangolin Strategy, or Action Plan, that will help preserve pangolins.

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