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Forests are the lungs of our Earth

Without forests there will be no life on earth

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Our work in forest management is aimed at averting the worrying trend towards rapid forest encroachment, unsustainable utilization of forest resources, deteriorating river water quality, disruption of flow regimes in river and skewed distribution of benefits.

WHAT IS WWF- KENYA DOING?

We are working with various stakeholders to put in place mechanisms for sustainable forest management for biodiversity conservation, livelihoods support and national economic development. We are taking action at policy and landscape level.
Through Sustainable Forest Management approaches, we are addressing forest resources management and conservation challenges in Kwale-Kilifi, Lamu-Tana, Mau-Mara-Serengeti and Lake Naivasha Landscapes to support local community livelihoods, biodiversity conservation, businesses and sharing lessons for scaling up similar initiatives in other landscapes in Kenya and beyond. Our work in forest management is done with stakeholders and enshrined in Kenya’s National Forest Programme and is aimed at averting the worrying trend towards rapid forest encroachment, unsustainable utilization of forest resources, deteriorating river water quality, disruption of flow regimes in river and skewed distribution of benefits among stakeholders.

Through Participatory Forest Management approaches, we are working with forest adjacent communities, Kenya Forest Service, county governments and other stakeholders to conserve and rehabilitate forests while at the same time maximizing benefits for all. At national level, we are working with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Kenya Forest Service in Forest Landscape Restoration efforts aimed at meeting Kenya’s commitment to the Bonn Challenge/AFR100 target for Kenya of restoring 5.1 million hectares of degraded land by 2030.

Kaya Forests

In coastal Kenya, we are working with Councils of Kaya Elders and Coastal Forests Conservation Unit of National Museums of Kenya to sustainably conserve the biodiversity–rich Mijikenda Scared Forests in Kwale and Kilifi Counties. We have supported gazettement of Kaya forests, development of a National Kaya Forests Management Plan and enlisting of Nine (9) Kaya forests as World Heritage Sites while ensuring that communities living adjacent to these forests benefit from them.

The Mau Complex

In the Mau Complex Forests, we are working with County Governments of Narok and Bomet to enhance participatory forest management and restore degraded sites within natural forests while building capacities for households to grow trees on their farms and meet their wood requirements from the same.

Naivasha Basin

Through the Lake Naivasha Basin reforestation and an afforestation initiative with a carbon credit component, we are supporting small holder farmers within the basin to promote creation of new forests in farmlands, rehabilitation of natural vegetation and improved water resource management.

Mangroves

In coastal Kenya and with key stakeholders, we are working to restore degraded mangrove forest sites while ensuring that communities benefit from these resources. We have identified key sites where we can work with others to implement the National Mangrove Forest Management Plan by supporting development and implementation of specific site restoration plans.

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#KeepKenyaBreathing

To bring back our green each Kenyan needs to plant and ensure the growth of 25 trees.
To plant and grow a tree costs Ksh. 700 up to maturity.
To grow 20 trees will cost Ks. 14,000 Payable in 3 or 6 or 13 months