prioria msoo

The Prioria msoo, a once proud and plentiful riverine tree found almost exclusively in Kilimanjaro with few known species in Kenya, now teeters on the brink of extinction. Local scientists working on Kilimanjaro estimate that fewer than 70 mother trees remain.

This majestic, slow growing tree grows to a height of approx. 40m, takes 70-100 years to reach maturity and bear fruit, then only sparingly releases seeds every 5-7 years. Sadly, the decline of the Prioria msoo population is largely due to the effects of deforestation and habitat destruction, leaving this once prolific species fighting for survival.

To address the decline of the Prioria msoo, conservation efforts have started.

In 2022 The Kilimanjaro Project found four seeding mother trees and managed to collect over 150 kg of seeds, from which we have more than 10,000 Prioria msoo seedlings propagating in our nursery.

These 10,000 trees will be auctioned and sold in a campaign that will launch in 2024

Would you like to adopt a tree? OR sponsor the global campaign?

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