19 February 2013

Morocco: HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa Visits Karura Forest Site in Nairobi

Nairobi  — HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, visited, Tuesday in Nairobi, the Karura forest site where a rehabilitation project was launched at the initiative of the Green Belt Movement (GBM), set up by late Wangari Mathai, 2004 Nobel Prize recipient.

HRH the Princess signed in the GBM visitors' book and wrote a message that "the environment is a vector for peace".

Afterwards, members of the Movement and other officials of the Kenyan department in charge of the protection of the forest made welcome speeches, expressing their pride and honour in having the princess among them.

They praised the great interest HRH the princess takes in those lofty causes, as well as her untiring efforts in raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding fauna and flora.

HRH the princess is taking part in the 27th meeting of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council, held from 18 to 22 February.

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