Shimba Hills Forest Landscape Restoration Factsheet

Posted on 16 June 2005

Shimba Hills Ecosystem covers an area of 250km2 and lies approximately 40km south of Mombasa. The ecosystem consists of moist coastal forests with high plant diversity and a high rate of endemism. The Shimba Hills Ecosystem is part of WWF’s Eastern Africa Coastal Forest Ecoregion, one of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots. The reserve is surrounded by poor farming communities who impact negatively on the ecosystem. The Shimba Hills Forest Landscape Restoration Project aims to contribute to the conservation of the Shimba Hills ecosystem through involvement of these local communities.