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Restoring the ‘water tower’ cloud forests of Kenya’s Taita Hills

 

Key Facts

FUNDING SCHEME ICON
FUNDING SCHEME
Main Project
VALUE ICON
VALUE
£442,127
WHERE ICON
WHERE
Kenya

Summary

The aim of the project is to protect and expand the surviving fragments of forest in the Taita Hills in southern Kenya, safeguarding the unique biodiversity of these hills and improving local water security. Activities will include forest conservation and restoration, provision of water harvesting and storage infrastructure, and introduction of agro-forestry and other livelihood initiatives. Taita is formally gazetted as a ‘water tower’ hill range, and the project will provide a valuable model for other such ranges throughout Kenya.
 
Status Current
Reference 28-022
Round 27
Start 01/09/2021
End 30/06/2024

Project Leader

Lead Organisation

Project Partners
Birdlife International, Plants for Life International (PLI), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Nature Kenya


Regions
Sub-Saharan Africa

Biomes
MOUNTAINS, TROPICAL FOREST, FORESTS

Production
FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION

Threats To Biodiversity
CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

Broad Approches
SPECIES CONSERVATION, IN SITU, POLICY, POVERTY REDUCTION, LIVELIHOODS

Specific Tools
RESEARCH TRAINING, TRAINING, PARTICIPATORY, MONITORING, REHABILITATION, NBSAP

Countries
Kenya

Conventions
CBD CCC

Documents:
Download: Annual Report - 28-022 AR2 - 18/09/2023

Download: Half Year Report - 28-022 HYR2 - 05/02/2024

Download: Half Year Report - 28-022 HYR2 - 07/03/2023

Download: Annual Report - 28-022 AR1 - 07/03/2023

Download: Half Year Report - 28-022 HR1 - 14/01/2022

Download: Application Form - 28-022 App - 23/08/2021