Integrating traditional grazing and conservation efforts to save Kinangop highland


Kenya
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Ref: DARPP212

Status: Current

Round:
26
Funding Scheme:
Partnership
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Natural Africa Concern, Njabini Wool Crafters Cooperative Society
Start Date:
01-04-20
End Date:
31-08-20
Funding:
£9,938.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries:
Kenya
Project Summary:
Cognizant that the grasslands are privately owned and are outside protected areas, the partnership will work with local farmers who are practicing traditional livestock grazing and have left aside grassland as pastures for grazing. The proposed project will; - Build on the ecological and socio-economic knowledge to enhance the conservation of highland grassland biodiversity and as a case study for grassland sustainability which can be borrowed for conservation of highland grasslands. - Support farmers to improve their grazing management systems to influence vegetation structure and quality, invertebrates and document how this subsequently affects the ecosystem functioning particularly the grassland birds. - Promote ecotourism, citizen science and advance advocacy to influence development and implementation of landscape policies to safeguard natural resources. - Train local volunteers in biodiversity monitoring through active participation. This will at the same time help cultivate youth’s interest in biodiversity monitoring and conservation. - Create awareness to the farmers and local stakeholders on the importance of the grasslands as habitats for biodiversity, provision of ecosystems services and support of livelihoods.


Documents:
Title: DARPP212 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00