Stories From Around Kenya
The Tsavo East Rhino Sanctuary
International Best Practices and Standards Training Workshop
I Am A Giant, Give Me Some Space
During those days of yore, the gentle giants, the African Elephants (Loxodonta africana africana) who cover between 10-50 miles a day depending on availability of food, water and whether their chubby babies accompany them, roamed the savannah with no single care in the world. The adult male African Savannah Elephant weighing up to 5.5 tones especially do not have any known natural predator.
Poaching of elephants for ivory, which fuels illegal wildlife trade in addition to habitat loss due to man made and climatic change, remain the biggest challenge to the survival of the African elephants. Concerted efforts on the need to strike a balance between the need for development and conservation need to be constantly made.
Transforming Disability Into Ability In Conservation
One of the most amazing groups we are supporting is the Kenya Union of the Blind-Kwale chapter. Working with this particular group initially presented new challenges for us, but we have fast come to learn that, with a bit of creativity, disability easily transforms into ability in conservation.
African member states at the 4th Annual East Africa Timber Trade Stakeholders’ forum, last week agreed to establish a Secretariat to oversee the effective implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration And Bi-Lateral Timber Trade Agreements, with Zambia also becoming a signatory.
WWF Kenya Hosts the 4th East Africa Timber Forum
This forum hosted by WWF Kenya and Kenya Forest Service (KFS) was a build on the commitments made in the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and Forest Products that was finalized and signed in September last year at the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa.
During the two day meeting, Forest Directors and Officers, regional agencies, relevant law enforcement officials and members of civil society met to exchange knowledge while developing and reinforcing partnerships.
Protecting Kenya's Sacred Forests and Changing People's Lives Through Ecotourism and Village Banking.
Traditional Knowledge Safeguarding The Future Of Kenya's Threatened Forests.
Wildlife, Water and The Climate: Understanding Well-Being In Kenya.
Combating Marine Poaching.
Helping People To Save Money in Lamu.
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Elephants play a crucial role in their ecosystem. They are architects of their landscapes - opening up woodlands as they feed and roam and play a vital part in seed dispersal. In the Maasai Mara National Reserve, WWF has fitted GPS collars on matriarch elephants within each herd to track and securely manage their movements. This will greatly assist effective land management planning and help mitigate human-elephant conflict. #WildlifeCrushWednesday #elephants
A healthy natural environment supporting people and growth in Kenya.