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Securing the long-term future of Kenya’s largest freshwater wetland


Ref: 26003
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Paul Matiku
Lead Institution: RSPB
Host Country Institutions: Nature Kenya, County Government of Siaya and Government of Busia County, Kenya Wildlife Service, The Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee on Sustainable Management of Deltas in Kenya (IMTC), The Yala Ecosystem Site Support Group (YESSG), NEMA - National Environment Management Agency, Kenya
Start Date: 2019-04-01
End Date: 2022-03-31
Funding: £341,971.00
Website: www.naturekenya.org
Status: Current
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Kenya
Purpose: This project aims to secure globally important biodiversity and local livelihoods in Kenya’s Yala Delta. The project will do this through gazettement of an 8,404-ha Community Conservation Area, underpinned by an integrated management plan implemented by a trained multi-stakeholder management committee, within the framework of a Land Use Plan adopted as government policy. Livelihoods will be improved by strengthening producer cooperatives (for papyrus, vegetables, fish, tourism, honey and chicken), benefiting c250,000 people and ensuring continued provision of vital ecosystem services. Project lessons will be widely shared.
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