Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 KENYA

bullet2 Nature Kenya

P.O Box 44486

00100 Nairobi




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


Networking and Monitoring:  A national network of community based organisations is working to protect the most threatened biodiversity sites in Kenya & a new programme to develop a framework for site ad species monitoring, sustained by local field workers and community groups, is underway.

Nature Kenya`s Mission and Objectives:  Nature Kenya is the business name [in Kenya] of the East Africa Natural History Society. The Society was established in 1909 and is the oldest conservation organisation in Africa.

The aim of Nature Kenya is to promote the study and conservation of the natural environment, in eastern Africa.

The `headline` mission of Nature Kenya in Kenya is : Connecting nature and people .  In pursuing this mission, Nature Kenya strives to:  build a strong constituency for conservation across the country

* enhance knowledge of Kenya`s biological diversity

* advocate for policies favourable to biodiversity conservation

* promote conservation of key species, sites, and habitats

The Nature Kenya conservation programme promotes sound management and sustainable utilisation of natural resources at important biodiversity sites.