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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


 

Farmers and Pastoralists in Tana River Delta Working Together to Create Wealth

Development (UK Aid), initiated a program that sought to improve livelihoods of six villages, namely - Wema, Hewani, Moa, Walkon, Onkolde and Ozi ­ at the Tana River Delta by at least 30 per cent by March 2013. Crop farming was the main activity targeted in Wema and Hewani villages that are largely inhabited by the Pokomo community.

The main intervention strategy in the two villages was through agricultural training, and the establishment of the Farmers Field School (FFS) was one of the approaches that proved to be very successful. Many farmers have replicated skills learnt at the FFS. Some members Orma and Wardei communities, who are traditionally pastoralists, have even developed a keen interest in crop farming and are now actively engaged in cultivation.

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

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