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We must act now to save nature – our life-support system

June 12, 2019

The current assault on nature severely threatens natural systems that support life. Immediate transformative change is required to avert the most severe consequences and put humanity back on track towards conserving nature – and our common future. Biodiversity – the essential variety of life forms on Earth – continues to decline in every region of […]

CFAs monitor biodiversity to conserve Mt. Kenya Forest

April 3, 2019

Humans are dependent on the biodiversity and services provided by key ecosystems such as forests. Sustainable management of these important ecosystems is therefore critical for our survival. What better way to safeguard these ecosystems than to actively engage local communities in their conservation? In Mt. Kenya forest, for instance, local communities are increasingly getting involved […]

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Wind Energy and Biodiversity in Kenya

April 3, 2019

Set in the right locations, wind power is a clean, green energy source with low environmental impacts. In the wrong places, it can be a serious threat to biodiversity, especially for certain bird and bat species. Understanding where such conflicts could arise is thus crucial to planning for wind power development. Last month, the Ministry […]

Vultures, Nature Kenya and Kipeto Wind Farm

April 3, 2019

Vultures are often depicted as sneaky and greedy. But these big birds are the “clean-up crew” of the vast open spaces. By feeding on dead animals, they keep the environment clean and free of disease. Have you seen them in flight? Soaring on huge wingspans, they are a magnificent sight. Sadly, in the past few […]

Conservation of African vultures takes center stage at global bird race

March 6, 2019

The spectacular ‘Champions of the Flyway’ global bird race will take place in Israel this month. For the first time ever, Kenya will be participating in the race with a team comprising of three Nature Kenya and three NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, BirdLife in Germany) staff. Conservation of African vultures is this year’s […]

Raising butterflies to conserve forests

March 6, 2019

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful insects on earth. Fluttering their coloured and patterned wings, these charming creatures arouse awe and a sense of harmony wherever they fly. The Taita Hills forests are home to many of these flying beauties. As a matter of fact, there are three butterfly species that are endemic to […]

Grey crowned crane census to be conducted

March 6, 2019

Kenya loses at least 800 grey crowned cranes yearly,scientists have warned. Raising the alarm, the scientists added that the bird is facing extinction. They were speaking before the launch of a nationwide survey for the bird. “The species is in trouble. Its future is fading fast,” said Wanyoike Wamiti a scientist from the National Museums of Kenya (NMK). The […]

HELP MONITOR MAMMALS IN KENYA

February 5, 2019

HELP MONITOR MAMMALS in Kenya through The Mammals Atlas for Kenya (MAKE) project. The distribution of different mammal species in Kenya is not well known. Information about the existence of different species in many places in and outside protected areas is scattered in different publications, online databases and personal field notebooks. Hence there is need […]

Putting boots and more on the ground in Arabuko-Sokoke

February 5, 2019

Since its relaunch in 2016, Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, a Committee of Nature Kenya, has been putting ‘boots on the ground’ to support Kenya Forest Service and Kenya Wildlife Service to protect this treasured forest. This was further boosted when in 2017 FoASF received funding from the Minara and Oak foundations to train and employ […]

Commemorating World Wetlands Day 2019

February 5, 2019

Wetlands serve a broad range of functions. They play an important role as filters for pollutants arising from their catchment. They provide ecosystem services such as water, papyrus products, fisheries, and recreation. Local communities rely on wetlands for products including firewood, thatch grass and fodder for their livestock. They are very important carbon sinks that […]