For several years, severe deforestation in Kenya has brought about new challenges for productive agriculture and has raised concerns about health and food security within its communities. To combat this growing problem, the Lions of Kenya partnered with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and pledged to plant 1.5 million trees. Committed to their pledge, Lions from District 411A have planted more than 2.6 million trees to date. The impact of their incredible service will be felt for many years to come. Read more about this project.
After a vast region of the country was destroyed by forest fires, the Lions of Macedonia organized a nation-wide call to action that has been growing ever since. The tree planting effort was organized several years ago and has transformed into an event that is nationally recognized and celebrated. The Lions of Macedonia are still very closely tied to the project. During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, District 132 organized two tree planting events that involved nearly every club in the country and donated 2,000 trees. View photos.
The Tewantin Noosa Lions Club recognized a need for trees and organized a project at a UNESCO biosphere reserve in their local community. The club planted 120 trees and pledged to care for them during the first three months, a vital development phase of the tree. When the trees are mature, they will provide food and shelter for the koala population in the region. View photos.