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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



Use of ‘rocket jikos’ helping to save forests in Western Kenya

Rocket jikos can save up to 60% on firewood consumption compared to the traditional three-stone stoves. “This means there is less firewood needed for cooking thereby easing pressure on the surrounding forests, particularly the Nandi forests.”

North and South Nandi forests are Important Bird Areas. Nature Kenya with funding support from Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been supporting the forest-adjacent communities in the adoption of these energy-saving technologies.

 

 

Participate in the ‘Spring Alive’ Bird Survey 2013

Spring Alive’ is a bird watching survey coordinated by BirdLife International to track the arrival of five bird species: Barn Swallow, White Stork, Eurasian Bee eater, Common Swift, and Common Cuckoo in Europe and Africa. The birds migrate across continents each year and arrive in Africa in early September.All you need to do is to record the first sightings of any of the ‘Spring Alive’ birds indicating the place, and time of the observation, species, estimated number and a brief description of the site

Ecotourism initiative takes shape in Kakamega

Kakamega Forest is Kenya’s only tropical rainforest and a living museum of unique and rare species. The forest, a designated Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), hosts a remarkable diversity of insects, reptiles, plants and birds not found anywhere else in Kenya, such as the Great Blue Turaco. It is also an important primate reserve and a quiet haven for nature lovers.

Pink ring safari ends in Lake Bogoria

A Lesser Flamingo bearing a ring on its leg that was hatched in Lake Magadi in 1962 was recently recovered by a tourist – Nick Armour of England – in Lake Bogoria on 13th February, 2013. The information retrieved from the ring confirms that the dead bird lived for 50 years and almost four months, making it the oldest known living wild flamingo.

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