UN Forum on Forests Photo Competition Winner: "Face of the Mau: Community Leader Planting Trees"
One of the six winning photographs of the United Nations Forum on Forests Photo Competition, “Face of the Mau: Community Leader Planting Trees.”
Grace is a farmer from Kipilat village and a leading member of the forest community in Ainabkoi. Grace, works on a voluntary basis to support efforts to protect the forest. She provides both material support to Kenya Forest Service rangers and where possible gives information to the authorities on the activities of illegal loggers. This photo was part of an exhibition which featured portraits of people who depend on the Mau Forest in Kenya, one of the country’s most important water towers.