Nature Kenya – the East Africa Natural History Society
Established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa, Nature Kenya – the East Africa Natural History Society – is Africa’s oldest environmental society. Our mission is to connect people with nature and take action for biodiversity conservation.
“Our work is firmly based on partnership, science and action. We use the best available science to inspire positive action for biodiversity by and for partners – The government, local communities and the private sector. We work with, and for people to improve the quality while conserving nature.”
Dr. Paul Matiku – Executive Director, Nature Kenya
A controversial decision to allocate a large proportion of the Yala swamp complex to a private agricultural company jeopardises the immense natural value of Kenya’s largest freshwater wetland, as well as the range of benefits it provides to thousands of people in its vicinity.
To celebrate endangered species day, we’re introducing the anti-Dodo: Mauritius Kestrel. The official national bird of Mauritius, it is one of the world’s greatest conservation success stories, making the island nation and its BirdLife Partner iconic for preventing extinctions, rather than extinction.