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Nature Kenya—the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS)—is Africa’s oldest environmental Society. It was established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa. Nature Kenya mission is  to  "connect nature and people" to take action for biodiversity conservation. ………..read more


 

Mombasa Butterfly House: tourist attraction and community marketplace

The Mombasa Butterfly House is now fully operational. It offers visitors an unforgettable experience of seeing colourful tropical butterflies at close range. It also provides an opportunity to learn more about biodiversity and its importance to local communities.

The Butterfly House is Located within the grounds of Fort Jesus, a famous historical National Monument, it has on display butterflies that have been purchased from community groups living adjacent to key coastal forests, including the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.  The communities breed the butterflies as an alternative to forest use. Proceeds from ticket sales at the butterfly house directly support local livelihoods

Community Forest Management takes shape in Nandi

Communities living adjacent to South and North Nandi forests have now assumed an active role in conservation of these forests following the recent signing of forest management agreements.

 

BIRDS IN DANGER

KENYA is rich in biological diversity: around 1100 species of birds have been recorded, and more than sixty sites have been identified as Important Bird Areas (IBAs). Although 91% of the 22 forest IBAs are classified as protected areas, 77% of these sites are severely or critically threatened (see Important Bird Areas in Kenya by Bennun & Njoroge 1999). This has already resulted in our losing six forest bird species for Kenya:

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