Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 KENYA

bullet2 Kenya Forestry Working Group

P.O. Box 20110-00200





Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


Who We Are:  KFWG is a gathering of individuals and organizations [government and non-government, local, national and international] concerned with forests, their conservation and management. KFWG was formed in 1995 to provide a forum for exchanging and sharing information and experiences among members. It exists as a sub-committee of the East African Wild Life Society.

Our Goal:  Is to improve the status of Kenya`s forests and increase the benefits from them through sound management and conservation practices.

Why?: Forests are crucial to our country and its people’s well being. All sectors of our economy – water, agriculture, tourism, power and industry – depend on healthy forests. Sadly, Kenya’s forest cover has been depleted over the years and now stands at a critical 1.7% of the total land area. The country is in serious trouble. We believe that the future of Kenya`s forests lies in [all] our hands, and we must protect and conserve forests for the benefit of all Kenyans, living and unborn.