Conserving Kenya's indigenous forests through certification of sustainably sourced woodcarvings
Dr David Hoyle
WWF - UK
Host Country Institutions:
Malindi Handicraft Co-operative Society Ltd, WWF - East Africa, Akamba Handicraft Industry Cooperative Society Ltd, National Environment Secretariat, Kenya
To conserve critical forest habitats in Kenya by putting in place an incentive to enable carvers shift from traditionally preferred forest hardwoods to farm-grown or plantation species, thereby providing for sustainable livelihoods for carvers and tree owners.
Certification of sustainably sourced carvings from two woodcarving cooperatives
Increased general awareness about sustainable woodcarving and benefits of certification amongst carvers, tourists, exporters and importers.