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Working to safeguard Nature

August 10, 2018

At the AGM in May, a member asked the question: What do Nature Kenya’s projects do? A summary of major project activities is given below: Nature Kenya’s work to conserve biodiversity focuses on Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). Key Biodiversity Areas in Kenya were first identified as IBAs (Important Bird Areas). Nature Kenya takes practical action […]

Singing and dancing to stop wildlife poisoning

July 11, 2018

Nature Kenya’s Simon Shati speaks about the dangers of wildlife poisoning during a community outreach at the Naikarra market, Narok County. PHOTO: REBECCA IKACHOI Songs and dances are effective awareness tools. These two mediums, often used to entertain, communicate and transmit culture, have a strong appeal to the public, particularly at the community level. Through […]

United in beating plastic pollution

July 11, 2018

Plastic pollution is a global problem that many nations are grappling to address. Plastic waste is a major pollutant of our environment and poses a serious threat to the marine ecosystem as well as our very own well-being. This year’s World Environment Day (WED) theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”, with the rallying call: “If you can’t […]

Mt. Kenya Forest restoration Phase two initiative kicks off

July 11, 2018

Ms. Kinya Kimotho plants a tree at Naro Moru to launch phase two of the Mt. Kenya Forest restoration initiative A target of 53,000 tree seedlings have been earmarked for planting in the second phase of the Mt. Kenya Forest restoration sponsored by Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL). This phase will involve five community forest associations […]

Nature Champions: The Dawida Biodiversity Conservation Group (DaBiCo)

May 8, 2018

Local environmental groups play a key role in protecting Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) when they become a site support group (SSG). The Dawida Biodiversity Conservation Group (DaBiCo), formed in 2011, is the SSG for the Taita Hills forest IBA. The group aims to promote community awareness on environmental conservation and alternative livelihoods. It […]

Keeping the Taita Apalis alive

May 8, 2018

The Taita Hills, ancient hills rising up from the dry plains, host a rich and diverse range of animal and plant species. Natural forests scattered across these hills are the sole homes to birds such as the Taita Apalis and Taita Thrush.  The Taita Apalis is a tiny bird only found in the Taita Hills […]

Double celebrations for migratory birds 

May 8, 2018

In October 2017 on the sidelines of the CMS COP12 in Manila, Environment for the Americas (EFTA), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Agreement on the Convention of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), announced an innovative partnership to boost awareness of the plight of migratory birds around the world. The new partnership formally unites […]

Nature Kenya alerts Parliament to Energy clause that threatens rivers, parks, forests and all Government land

April 3, 2018

Nature Kenya appeared before the National Assembly’s Departmental Committee on Energy to present recommendations on the Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Bill, 2017 and the Energy Bill 2018. Section 107 (1) of the Petroleum Bill 2017 states: “For the purpose of the production and transportation of upstream petroleum, a contractor may erect, fix, install or […]

Golfers play to raise funds for Mt. Kenya forest restoration

April 3, 2018

The 2018 edition of “Lungs for Kenya” charity golf tournament brought together 124 golfers to raise money for a good cause: restoration of Mt. Kenya forest, Kenya’s largest water tower. The event, which took place on 23 March 2018 at the Karen Country Club, raised 2.5 million shillings to plant trees in Mt. Kenya. Unlike […]

NEW GUEST HOUSE IN DAKATCHA WOODLAND

April 3, 2018

Dakatcha Woodland Important Bird Area north of Malindi is at its best at this season. Thanks to March rains, the trees are brilliantly green with new leaves, many of them flowering. Most of the shrubs are in bloom, some are in fruit. Migratory birds are passing through, and Clarke’s Weavers – birds found only in Kilifi […]