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
Wetlands are highly productive and biologically diverse systems that are vital in enhancing water quality, controlling erosion, maintaining stream flows, and sequestering carbon. They are equally relevant due to their importance for biodiversity preservation and their biological services for humankind.
The PAPFor project aimed at tackling the problems of forest degradation through working with rural communities to create awareness on the importance of protecting the forest while at the same time promoting alternative livelihood options.