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Hoʻomaʻamaʻa ʻia ʻo Sandals Foundation no ka hoʻolauleʻa ʻana i nā kumulāʻau 10,000 i kanu ʻia

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ʻO ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa ʻana i ka hoʻokō ʻana i kāna kūpaʻa kanu lāʻau 10,000, ʻo ka ʻO Sandal Foundation ke hoʻonui nei i kāna pahuhopu mālama ma ka hoʻohui ʻana i nā kumulāʻau 10,000 hou e hoʻoikaika ai i ka hoʻomau ʻana o ke aniau o ka Caribbean a me ka palekana meaʻai.

ʻO ka hana hoʻomalu nui e pili ana i kēia makahiki honua honua honua theme, "Invest in Our Planet," a kūkulu ʻia ma luna o ka manaʻo nui o ka Caribbean Tree Planting Project o ka Foundation, i hoʻonohonoho ʻia e ka Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance me ka hui pū ʻana me ka Trees That Feed. Foundation, ka Clinton Global Initiative, a me nā hoa ʻē aʻe.

ʻO ʻApelila i hala aku nei, ua hoʻolaha pū nā hui i nā hoʻolālā e kanu i hoʻokahi miliona mau kumulāʻau ma waena o 14 mau ʻāina Caribbean ma Iune o kēia makahiki. Me ka 9,600 o nā kumulāʻau nani a me nā meaʻai i kanu ʻia e ka Sandals Foundation a me kāna mau hoa, ke hoʻonui nei ka lima aloha o Sandals Resorts International i nā pā.

"ʻO ke kaiapuni a puni mākou ʻaʻole wale ko mākou home, akā ʻo nā mea āpau e mālama ai iā mākou," wahi a Heidi Clarke, ka luna hoʻokele o Sandals Foundation. "ʻO ka hoʻokomo kālā ʻana i ka ola lōʻihi o kēia mau kaiaola kūlohelohe e kōkua i ka hoʻoikaika ʻana i nā kaiaola he nui koʻikoʻi no ka hāʻawi ʻana i ka meaʻai, ka wai, a me ka pale ʻana i ko mākou mau kaiāulu a me nā mea ola, e hoʻomaikaʻi i ke ʻano o ke ola ma ka ʻāina no nā kamaʻāina a me nā mākaʻikaʻi e hauʻoli ai. .”

Nā hana kikoʻī o ka ʻāina

Ma Jamaica, ua kanu ʻia ma luna o 2,000 mau kumu lāʻau ma ke ʻano he ʻāpana o ka hoʻoulu ʻana a me ka hoʻōla ʻana ma ka wahi wela o nā biodiversity o ka UNESCO World Heritage Site—ka Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. ʻO ka wahi, aia ka 50 pakeneka o nā mea kanu endemic o ka mokupuni, e mālama ʻia e ka Jamaica Conservation Development Trust, kahi i hui pū ai ka Foundation i kāna mau hana.

Ua ʻōwili pū nā lālā o ka hui mai Sandals and Beaches Resorts i ko lākou mau lima, a me nā ʻelele mai ka Forestry Department a me ka Mustard Seed Community ma Jamaica, ua kanu lākou ma kahi o 200 mau kumu ʻai meaʻai ma nā kaiāulu a puni ka ʻāina ʻo Ocho Rios, me nā manaʻo e kanu. 600 hou aku ma Iune.

Ma nā mokupuni ʻo Caribbean ʻĀkau o The Bahamas, ua hoʻonohonoho ʻia nā ʻelele Sandals Foundation me ka Bahamas National Trust e wehe i nā ʻano invasive a kanu i nā kumulāʻau 1,000 ma ka Lucayan National Park. Ma o ke komo ʻana o nā haumāna manawaleʻa, e hoʻomau ka pae ʻāina i kāna kuʻuna waiwai o ka paipai ʻana i ka hoʻonaʻauao kaiapuni i waena o kāna poʻe ʻōpio, a laila e hoʻoulu ai i ka hanauna e hiki mai ana o nā kahu kaiapuni.

ʻOiai ma Barbados, hoʻomaikaʻi a hoʻomaikaʻi ka hoʻoikaika ʻana o ka Foundation i ka hāʻawi ʻana i ka kaiaola a me ka ʻike ma ka mōʻaukala Andromeda Botanic Gardens ma o ka hoʻohui ʻana i kahi māla ethnobotanical me kahi lumi papa waho, nā hōʻailona hana, a me ke kanu ʻana i nā kumulāʻau 30. Ke hana nei ʻo Sandals Foundation, me ka hui pū ʻana me nā luna o ka paka, ʻo Passiflora Limited, i puʻuhonua no nā mea kanu ʻōiwi a kūloko, kā lākou hoʻohana moʻomeheu, nā mea ola like ʻole, a me kahi kumuwaiwai no ke kaiāulu Barbadian.

"Ke aʻo nei mākou i nā haumāna a me nā kaiāulu a puni ka ʻāina i ke koʻikoʻi o ka wehe ʻana i nā ʻano invasive i ko mākou komo ʻana i nā wahi a lākou e noho ai a kanu i nā ʻano maoli," wahi a Georgia Lumley, ka mea hoʻoponopono kaiapuni ma Sandals Foundation. “Ua hoʻonui mākou i kēia mau hoʻoneʻe ʻana me nā hana hoʻolāʻau e pili ana i ke kanu ʻana i nā kumulāʻau ʻai, e like me kā mākou e kākoʻo mau nei ma Signal Hill ma Antigua. ʻO ke kūkulu ʻia ʻana o ka hale malu ma Wallings Nature Reserve ma ka moku ʻāina māhoe e kōkua pū i nā hana mālama lima aloha, i hoʻomaka ʻia ma ia wahi i ka makahiki i hala me ke kanu ʻana i 1,008 mau kumu ʻai.

"He ʻāpana koʻikoʻi ka hoʻonaʻauao kaiapuni i kā mākou mau hana hoʻomalu," wahi a Lumley. "Ma ka hui pū ʻana me nā hui e like me Environmental Awareness Group ma Antigua a me ka Grenada Fund for Conservation, ke aʻo nei nā haumāna e pili ana i ke koʻikoʻi o ka pale ʻana i ke kaiapuni a me nā ʻano mea ʻino i ka wā e komo ana i ka hoʻokō hana ma o nā eco-camps a me nā huakaʻi kula."

I ka makahiki i hala aku nei, me ke kākoʻo mai ka Sandals Foundation, ua kanu ka Grenada Fund for Conservation i 4000 mangroves, a ʻo ka hoʻomaikaʻi ʻana i ka ʻoihana a me ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa ʻana o nā alakaʻi kaiāulu ma Woburn Interpretive Center e hoʻoikaika i ke kahakai o ka mokupuni a kūkulu i kā lākou hoʻoikaika ʻana e paipai i ka huakaʻi kaiaola.

Ma waho aʻe o kāna ʻoihana kanu lāʻau, hoʻolālā pū ka Foundation e hoʻokumu i ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa ʻana i ka compost kaiaulu ma nā mokupuni ʻo Turks a me Caicos i mea e hoʻoikaika ai i ka palekana meaʻai, hoʻonui i ka hoʻokele ʻōpala paʻa, a hoʻohana i nā hana mahiʻai akamai. ʻIke ʻia ka mokupuni ʻo Providenciales no ka liʻiliʻi o ka momona o ka lepo me nā mea mahiʻai liʻiliʻi a i ʻole nā ​​kumu waiwai o ka ʻāina. I kēia manawa, ma o kāna Beaches Turks a me Caicos Resort, e alakaʻi nā lālā o ka hui i nā hana compost, e hāʻawi ana i kahi manawa no nā haumāna a me nā mahiʻai mai nā kaiāulu a puni e aʻo, komo, a kaʻana like i ka ʻike i loaʻa a me nā hana me ko lākou mau kaiāulu.

I loko o nā makahiki he 13 i hala iho nei, ua kanu ka Sandals Foundation ma luna o 17,000 mau hua a me nā kumulāʻau nani a puni ka Caribbean - e hoʻonui ana i ka uhi o ka ululāʻau o ka ʻāina i hoʻokahi lāʻau i ka manawa ma o ka hoʻoikaika ʻana i ke kākoʻo o Na Kamaa Kahakai a me na Kahakai nā lālā o ka hui, nā hui kaiaulu, nā hoa, nā ʻelele huakaʻi, nā malihini, nā haumāna, a me nā mea manawaleʻa.

I kēia makahiki, hoʻomau ka hui i ka hoʻonui ʻana i ka ululāʻau, ka pale ʻana i nā holoholona hihiu, ka hoʻonui ʻana i ka biodiversity, ka hana ʻana i nā huakaʻi kaiaola, ke aʻo ʻana i nā keiki a me ka hoʻoikaika ʻana i nā kaiāulu e komo i ka mālama.

Hiki i nā poʻe e makemake ana e kākoʻo i nā hana kanu lāʻau ke kipa aku i ka punaewele Sandals Foundation ma www.sandalsfoundation.org a hāʻawi i ka 'Caribbean Tree Planting Project'. Hoʻokahi haneli pākēneka o nā kālā a pau i hāʻawi ʻia e kuhikuhi ʻia i ke kūʻai ʻana i nā mea kanu a me ka mālama ʻana i nā wahi kanu i mea e ola ai ka lāʻau.

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