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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 […]

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 […]