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Mainstreaming Biodiversity: A key component to Sustainable Economic Development

August 16, 2017

The economic survival of various production sectors, and of the people depending on those sectors for their livelihoods, is intricately connected to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. As such, biodiversity is considered as part of the functioning of the productive sectors. However, over the years we’ve witnessed the rapid decline of biodiversity. One […]

Maasai Mara National Reserve: IBA IN FOCUS

August 16, 2017

The Maasai Mara ecosystem is home to approximately twenty-five per cent of Kenya’s wildlife. It hosts more than 95 mammal species besides being a recognized Important Bird Area (IBA). Presently, about 70 per cent of this wildlife is living outside the gazetted conservation area – the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Adjacent land owned by local […]

Knowledge Sharing: Mara communities visit Lion Guardians

August 16, 2017

Community exchange visits have always been considered as important strategies that can be applied to promote a practical-based learning approach to some of the best lessons worth replicating. The Lions Guardian model is one such notable approach. This community wildlife conservation initiative encourages “sustainable coexistence” between lions and humans. The model has successfully managed to […]

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 […]