Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Guides Association (ASFGA) is the Site Support Group Working with Nature Kenya for the conservation of the Arabuko - Sokoke forest.
Arabuko - Sokoke forest is East Africa’s largest surviving, dry coastal forest covering an area of 400 km2 and providing a unique and important habitat for a number of endemic and globally threatened birds, insects and mammals e.g. the Sokoke Scops Owl and the Spotted Ground Thrush.
ASFGA started out as a guiding group for tourists visiting the forest during the Kenya Indigenous Forest Conservation (KIFCON) project in the early ‘90s. At the end of the KIFCON project, the group got involved in the BirdLife-European Union project due to their expertise in birding and para taxonomy. The group has since then had several developments including the establishment of a football club and a darts club using the two flagship bird species.
Current Nature Kenya activities in and around Arabuko Sokoke include:
ASFGA activities at the Arabuko-Sokoke forest include: