Kenya - NatureKenya

BirdLife Partner

P.O. Box 44486 - 00100 GPO, Nairobi, KE


Mission of the organisation

Connecting nature and people.


Key Activities

Member trips, outings & lectures, publication of journals, magazines & other books, IBA conservation work and education programme.


Conservation Programmes

  • Important Bird Areas Programme
  • Projects
  • Specialist Committees
  • Nest Record Scheme
  • Monitoring
  • Training
  • Publishing


Strategic targets

  • To increase public awareness of the global, national, and local values of biodiversity
  • Key biodiversity conservation sites prioritised, studied, documented and findings disseminated
  • Nature Kenya’s influence on decision affecting biodiversity increased
  • Action for protection of key species, sites and habitats specified and initiated
  • Larger, broader and active membership base developed
  • Funding increased from diversified sources
  • Effectiveness and efficiency of Nature Kenya management and administration enhanced


Recent Achievements

  • Biodiversity of database for EAMCF Hotspot maintained and expanded
  • IBA monitoring status and trends 2004 launched
  • Contributed to 2nd National report to CBD
  • Input to national policy and legislation e.g. Forest Bill, Land Policy, EMCA, Wetlands
  • Attendance at global fora (SBSTTAs, CBD-COPs, BirdLife Global Conference, IUCN, World Parks Congress, WSSD)
  • 45 acres of land reserve purchased in Kinangop grasslands for protection of the globally threatened endemic Sharpe’s Longclaw
  • Mt Kenya Resource Centre under construction supported by GEF UNDP COMPACT
  • Membership has been maintained at over 1000 members
  • Education programme is developing a resource book, Learning for sustainable living in Kenya, to be sent to all public schools in Kenya to help enhance teaching
  • Donors diversified: USAID, KNH/NABU, DOF/DANIDA, Darwin, BP, Ford Foundation, GEF, GEF-COMPACT, IUCN Netherlands, Jensen Foundation, EU-BCP

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