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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 […]

Partnership for sustainable restoration of Mt. Kenya forest

April 4, 2017

Ongoing efforts to conserve Mt. Kenya ecosystem got a Ksh. 8 million boost from Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) geared towards rehabilitating degraded forest areas. The funds, part of a public-private sector partnership to sustainably restore Mt. Kenya forest, will see KBL support the planting of 100,000 indigenous trees in the forest by the Mt. Kenya […]

Avian flu reaches East Africa

February 6, 2017

At the start of 2017, hundreds of White-winged Black Terns were found dead on the shores of Lutembe Bay on Lake Victoria in Uganda. These birds nest in central Asia and southeastern Europe, and migrate to Africa to escape the northern winter. Tests on some of the terns were positive for avian influenza, also called […]

The sweet taste of conserving Arabuko –-Sokoke Forest

February 6, 2017

Beekeeping has traditionally been considered a preserve for men in Kenya. Culture dictated that the laborious and dangerous honey harvesting process was not fit for women, particularly in a rural setting. However, the advent of modern beekeeping techniques and tools has seen more women venturing into commercial beekeeping. For Alice Kasika Mwiu it is also […]

ARABUKO–SOKOKE – the premier coastal forest

February 6, 2017

Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is the last large remnant of the East African coastal forest. The forest covers about 420 km2 and is an important conservation area due to its biodiversity richness. The forest is internationally renowned for its rare bird and mammal species and diversity of habitats. The Globally Endangered birds Clarke’s Weaver, Sokoke Pipit, Amani Sunbird, […]

We are never too young to make a difference

October 2, 2016

This was the bold message that over 140 secondary school students were sending across when they took part in a de-snaring walk at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The students, drawn from six secondary schools – Shimo la Tewa High School, Ngerenya Secondary School, Katana Ngala Secondary School, Sokoke Secondary School, Kilifi Township High School and Roka Secondary […]