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Hinde’s Babblers Breeding in Kabete, Nairobi

July 10, 2017

Following the initial sightings of Hinde’s Babblers at the University of Nairobi’s Upper Kabete Field Station on 26th February (Simon Carter and David Guarnieri) and 8th March 2017 (Nature Kenya Wednesday Morning Bird Walk), marking the first official records of the species in Nairobi, I have been monitoring the birds as I am a student […]

TAITA HILLS IBA

July 10, 2017

The Taita Hills in south-eastern Kenya (3º20’S, 38º20’E) rise abruptly to peaks ove 2,000 metres above the semi-arid plains of Tsavo. The hills contain some of the highest levels of endemism in the world, forming a key part of the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot. They also serve as a catchment for the expansive Tsavo ecosystem. […]

Fighting deforestation through fuel wood management

July 10, 2017

Firewood and charcoal are considered the two main sources of cooking fuel in most rural and urban areas in Kenya. Statistics from the Ministry of Energy indicate that more than 90 per cent of rural households use firewood for cooking and heating, while more than 80 per cent of urban households use charcoal.  It is […]

Nature Kenya’s Advocacy Manager – Finalist for the Tusk Conservation Award

June 19, 2017

Serah Munguti, Nature Kenya’s Communications & Advocacy Manager is 1 of 3 finalists from Malawi, Nigeria and Kenya in the prestigious Tusk Conservation Award whose patron is Prince William. Serah has been managing Nature Kenya’s Tana delta projects including the Tana River Delta Land Use Plan (LUP) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) that won a […]

Summary of Chairman’s Report for 2016 – 2017

June 15, 2017

Summary of Chairman’s Report for 2016 – 2017 Download Chairman’s Report 2017 (pdf)

Golfers and businesses join to restore MT. KENYA FOREST

April 28, 2017

The 2017 “Lungs for Kenya” Charity Golf tournament took place at the Karen Golf and Country Club on March 31st with over 88 golfers participating in the event. The tournament raised over Ksh 1.6 million, with proceeds from this charity event going to the ongoing “Lungs for Kenya” campaign that seeks to plant trees to […]

“Their Future is Our Future” A healthy planet for migratory birds and people

April 28, 2017

All activities organized for World Migratory Bird Day (May 10) are united by a common theme. With the theme “Their Future is our Future”, this year’s World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrations throw light on the topic of “Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People”. The theme is linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and […]

Improved Livelihoods for Biodiversity Conservation

April 28, 2017

The conservation agenda has existed for many years now, though approaches used to reach targets have varied over time. One such approach is linking biodiversity conservation to livelihoods. This approach is based on the premise that biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource use are directly linked to people’s rights to secure their livelihoods and live […]

Mt. Kenya Forest Restoration

April 28, 2017

Mt. Kenya conservation groups and Kenya Breweries Limited Kijani team watch as Gloria Waswa (foreground)-Nature Kenya Membership and Marketing Manager and Maryann Nderu -Kenya Breweries Limited Sustainability Manager plant an Olea Africana tree seedling during the Mt. Kenya restoration tree planting exercise that was held on 21st April 2017. PHOTO: N. KIBOI

DAKATCHA WOODLAND -IBA IN Focus

April 28, 2017

Dakatcha Woodland Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) covers nearly 2,000 square kilometres in the rolling hills of Magarini sub-county of Kilifi County. The beautiful spreading trees called Mrihi (Brachystegia spiciformis) are the main forest type. It is the most northern Brachystegia spiciformis forest in Africa. This forest gives Dakatcha Woodland its signature bird – the Clarke’s Weaver. Rare Coastal […]