We have provided a strong basis from which Nature Kenya has been able to attract additional support. They are now recognised as one of the most effective and important NGOs in Kenya and their innovative projects have informed conservation elsewhere in Africa.
Kenya is famous for its spectacular wildlife and biodiversity – 61 species of birds are currently of global conservation concern, including many palearctic migrants. While there is an active conservation community in Kenya there is a great need to grow NGOs and to build the constituency of Kenyans involved in conservation. RSPB began working with the East Africa Natural History Society in 1994 to fill this gap. Their arm in Kenya became branded as Nature Kenya in 1997. Conservation threats continue to grow as the size and aspirations of Kenya’s population grows and other countries eye Africa’s natural resources.
Nature Kenya makes an increasingly significant contribution to biodiversity conservation in Kenya.
Species affected (not UK birds)
Species in Kenyan IBAs includes corncrake, black-tailed godwit and curlew. Species assisted by Nature Kenya programmes include Sharpe’s longclaw, Turner’s eremomela, Clarke’s weaver, Spotted ground-thrush, Papyrus gonolek, Hinde’s pied babbler, Taita thrush and Sokoke scops-owl.