Plant a future, Kenya
In 2007 in Kenya the ‘Plant a Future Campaign’ started in the surroundings of Nairobi. KLM supports this project. With the help of local communities thousands of the projected total of 120,000 trees were planted in the Ngong Hills. These mountains are also called ‘the lungs of Nairobi’. The Ngong Hills indigenous trees are a source of wealth and health, especially because they regulate the water provision of the area. The trees also provide raw material for foodstuff and medication.
In 2011, KLM renewed its partnership with the Dutch chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Netherlands). Besides working jointly towards sustainable aviation and the development of sustainable biofuels, KLM also supports the nature conservation aims of WWF. The projects below are amongst those jointly selected by KLM and WWF Netherlands.
Bonaire National Park, Netherlands Antilles
Bonaire is situated in the Southern Caribbean, approximately 80 km from the coast of Venezuela. All the waters encircling Bonaire form a protected marine area: the Bonaire Marine National Park (BNMP). The economy is almost entirely dependent on tourism. Compared to the rest of the Caribbean, the underwater world of Bonaire is in good condition. However, there is still room for improvement. Because tourism also causes major threats to the reef, such as pollution. Another problem is spear fishing. This has been going on for years and is difficult to ban, which means that larger fish can only be found in a few places.
WWF aims to conserve and protect the unique underwater world of Bonaire through a sustainable funding mechanism based on tourism. This means that tourists pay for nature conservation. Besides this WWF keeps on executing field activities.
The Coral Triangle covers 6 million km² and reaches across Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The Coral Triangle - the nursery of the world’s oceans – is the most diverse marine region of the planet. The Coral Triangle is seriously under threat from overfishing. Also global warming causes coral to bleach and die off. Finally, the region is affected by pollution.
WWF is working on a substantial project aiming to maintain the natural productivity and species diversity of the area.
Detailed information about the Coral Triangle.(PDF, 322KB)