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11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’ caused by climate change

January 6, 2020

“The scientists point to six areas in which humanity should take immediate steps to slow down the effects of a warming planet: Energy. Implement massive conservation practices; replace fossil fuels with low-carbon renewables; leave remaining stocks of fossil fuels in the ground; eliminate subsidies to fossil fuel companies; and impose carbon fees that are high […]

Promoting climate resilience in Taita

January 6, 2020

Communities across Kenya are not only feeling the presence of climate variability and change but also its impacts. Climate change has resulted in prolonged drought, and high incidence of pests and diseases, affecting livestock and crop production negatively. This year the ‘long rains’ were late and short while the ‘short rains’ were long and heavy. […]

The Perilous Journey

November 18, 2019

Every year, millions and millions of birds undertake a perilous journey across continents in search of food and good breeding sites. This journey, often covering thousands of kilometres, is called bird migration. Not all birds manage to survive this trip, let alone returning to their home countries. Many dangers await them as they fly over […]

Promoting conservation at grassroot level

November 13, 2019

Safeguarding Kenya’s sites of global biodiversity conservation importance – Key Biodiversity Areas – is crucial to the country’s well-being. The ecosystem services and goods provided by these sites are invaluable. Forests for instance, supply us with timber, food, fuel, and bioproducts, not to mention provision of ecological functions such as carbon storage, water storage and […]

A future for Kenya’s largest freshwater wetland – Yala Swamp

November 13, 2019

Yala Swamp is one of Kenya’s important ecosystems. The wetland lies on the north-eastern shore of Lake Victoria, cutting across Siaya and Busia counties. The swamp is Kenya’s largest freshwater wetland, and an internationally recognized Key Biodiversity Area (KBA). Yala Swamp is home to the nationally threatened Sitatunga antelope and other large mammals, numerous wetland […]

109th AGM – Committees & Projects Report

September 4, 2019

Committees & Projects Report – 109th AGM

Major restoration initiative for Tana River Delta

July 29, 2019

Project sets out to restore degraded forest landscapes and reverse biodiversity loss for increased and improved ecosystem services at the delta. Conservation of the Tana River Delta has been enhanced following the initiation of a new forest landscape restoration project. ‘The Restoration Initiative (TRI) Tana Delta’ funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the […]

World Land Trust raises funds to purchase 810 acres in Dakatcha Woodland!

July 29, 2019

In June 2019, World Land Trust (WLT) launched an appeal to help purchase and protect 810 acres of one of Kenya’s threatened coastal forests: Dakatcha Woodland. Within a matter of weeks, the appeal had reached its target, giving the small wonders of the forest hope for a safe place to call home. Nature Kenya alerted […]

Summary of Chairman’s Report for 2018 -2019

July 29, 2019

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 […]