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State of Forest in Kenya

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We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use.

We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Besides providing habitats for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests also offer watershed protection, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change. Yet, despite our dependence on forests, we are still allowing them to disappear. These green giants are essential for people, climate and wildlife.

 

By assuming the year 1990 as the baseline and the year 2015 as our current context we observed a decline in forest cover in the country by 25% (824,115 hectares) or a rate of 33,000ha forest loss per year. Put in context this is same as losing forest cover equaling the size of 100football pitches  or over 200,000 tree stamps daily.


 

Kenya Deforestation Hotspots Map

We Plan to partner with 5 selected Counties falling within WWF-Kenya’s priority landscapes in various Forest / Habitat Restoration activities . The counties are: