Bamburi wins international nature award

Bamburi wins international nature award
Published: 15 December 2006

Bamburi Cement Company has won the prestigious Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) International Habitat Conservation Award for rehabilitation works at its Mombasa quarries.

The award was presented at the WHC’s 18th annual symposium in Baltimore in the US, making it the first to be certified by WHC in Africa.

WHC President Robert Johnson said the ongoing biodiversity enhancement programme at Bamburi Cement Mombasa quarries, and other projects of its kind, demonstrates the potential and overall benefits of protecting nature by promoting and demonstrating co-existence of industry with nature, according to a press statement from Hima Cement Uganda a sister company of Bamburi.

Bamburi has planted over 350 species of coastal indigenous plants, at least 30 of which are listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red Data list as rare or endangered species.

Hima Cement’s General Manager Mr David Njoroge recently said they have embarked on the same venture of protecting the environment in Uganda.