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
Metre by metre, climate change and over-farming are degrading Africa’s formerly productive Sahel region and threatening not just wildlife habitat, but also people’s survival. However, there’s epic ambition to restore depleted lands and grow a 7,000-km natural wonder across the entire width of the continent. It’s showing that some walls can actually be liberating…
Sometimes, to solve the problems of the future, we need to look to the ideas of the past. Discover how the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is helping communities in Morocco to revive the traditional sylvo-pastoral resource management system “Agdal” to avoid more rangelands degradation and restore degraded rangelands.
Across Africa, vulture populations have catastrophically declined over the last 50 years, with overall decline rates of up to 97%. Today, 7 out of 11 African-Eurasian vulture species are at risk of extinction, underlining this decline.