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Conserving Kenya's indigenous forests through certification of sustainably sourced woodcarvings


Ref: 11004
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr David Hoyle
Lead Institution: WWF - UK
Host Country Institutions: Malindi Handicraft Co-operative Society Ltd, WWF - East Africa, Akamba Handicraft Industry Cooperative Society Ltd, National Environment Secretariat, Kenya
Start Date: 2002-04-01
End Date: 2005-03-31
Funding: £172,646.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Kenya
Purpose: 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.
Outputs: 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.


Documents:
Title: 11-004 HR3 woodcarv Kenya
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 11-004 appl - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 11-004 FR Ann 4 press release
Download: Press Release [pdf]

Title: 11-004 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 11-004 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]

Title: 11-004 FR Ann 1 Newsletter chongacarvers2005_c
Download: Newsletter [pdf]

Title: 11-004 HR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 11-004 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]