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Fishing boats in Faza, Lamu.
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STORIES FROM AROUND KENYA

WWF-Kenya carries out many conservation activities from species conservation to climate change awareness campaigns. Here are some of the latest stories from our projects around the country:

EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO TACKLE WILDLIFE CRIME

With the unprecedented increase in wildlife crime witnessed across the world, conservation agencies across the globe and specifically those in Africa are embracing a different approach that aims to incorporate the new technology to combat the vice.

One of such technologies steered by WWF-Kenya is the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) a site-based approach to monitor, evaluate and improve the effectiveness of conservation management. 

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THE SURGING TUNA FISHERY INDUSTRY IN KENYA

Tuna is among the world’s most economically viable marine fish species.

Seven species of tuna are of commercial importance; including bigeye (Thunnus obesus), albacore (T. alalunga), yellowfin (T. albacares), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and three species of bluefin tuna (T. maccoyyii, T. orientalis and T. thynnus). Global annual production of tuna has increased from less than 0.6 million tonnes in the 1950s to above 6 million tonnes currently (Mailu et al., 2015).  Global demand for tuna continues to increase, resulting in increasing fishing capacity and largescale decline of the world’s tuna stocks (WWF, 2012).  

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PARTICIPATORY FOREST MANAGMENT IN THE MAU FOREST

WWF has been working with communities in the Mau forest to promote Participatory Forest Management (PFM). Participatory Forest Management describes the participation of local communities in decisions about how forests are managed and used. Communities in the Mau, particularly in the Transmara forest block have been supported to form Community Forest Associations and thereafter facilitated to prepare Forest Management Plans as tools for joint forest management initiatives. 
The process has been backed by the recent forest sector reforms and in line with the guidelines of the Kenya Forest Act (2005). 

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CREATING SPACE FOR LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE IN THE MARA

A critical elephant (Loxodonta africana africana) range area was recently secured following efforts by WWF in partnership with Oloisukut Conservancy (a nascent community conservation area nestled on the edge of the Siria escarpment within the Transmara Conservation area of the Mara Landscape).  


Increasing human population, land tenure and land use changes, fragmentation, fencing and the spread of agricultural development in the Transmara area of Narok County are progressively isolating the fauna and flora of the Mara ecosystem and altering the landscape mosaic.  

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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INITIATIVES FOR 
IMPROVED LIVELIHOODS AND CONSERVATION

WWF Kenya is currently implementing energy initiatives to address climate change, energy and footprint issues that directly and indirectly affect conservation efforts.

The objective of these initiatives is to ensure that communities and civil society in Kenya are strengthened to influence decisions, manage natural resources sustainably and deliver sustainable energy solutions. 

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VILLAGE BANKING: ENSURING SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF COMMUNITY FINANCIAL CAPITAL 

Kaya Kinondo FSA is located within Kwale Landscape and offer services mainly to communities living in 25 villages adjacent to three forest blocks namely Kaya Kinondo sacred forest, Kaya Muhaka sacred forest and Gogoni Forest reserve. The association was initiated in 2003 as part of Kaya Kinondo community ecotourism project.

A rapid appraisal supported and conducted by WWF-Kwale landscape project before the association was established, showed that large populations of the community lacked access to financial services. This prompted the need to form a community-managed financial institution.  

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BLOGS

Latest Blogs
Kinondo Community Village Bank; Growing Strong Year After Year.
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Traditional Knowledge Safeguarding The Future Of Kenya's Threatened Forests.
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Wildlife, Water and The Climate: Understanding Well-Being In Kenya.
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Rapid Response To Help Mangroves In Lamu Seascape.
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Combating Marine Poaching.
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Helping People To Save Money in Lamu.
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