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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


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.



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:

Garden Warbler visits Museum again a year later

On 28th January 2014 at National Museums of Kenya grounds, Nairobi Ringing Group members were ringing birds, hoping to catch some migrants from Europe or Asia. Little did they know that they were going to be lucky?

First net round we capture three migrants – Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) – and some local birds. We ring and release them. The second net round we find another two migrants and one has a ring! So we think the ringed Garden Warbler is the one we have just released.


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