REDD+ Capacity Building
According to the Voluntary REDD+ Database (VRD) there is ongoing REDD+ capacity building and awareness raising in Kenya.
Bamburi-Lafarge Fuel Conversion
The Bamburi Lafarge Fuel Conversion project is a carbon and afforestation/reforestation project near Mombasa implemented by Lafarge. The project involves the manufacturing plant implementing a conversion from coal to wood, as fuel for the cement kilns, to substitute fossil fuelss and reduce carbon emissions. The company is also implementing a project to support local communities to grow tree stands on their farms, which it will purchase at premium prices for...
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Save the Mau Trust Fund
Save the Mau Trust is an environmental foundation dedicated to protecting the Mau Forest Complex, Kenya’s largest forest ecosystem. Founded by a team of environmental advocates namely, East Africa Breweries Ltd, Nation Media Group, Equity Bank, Kenya Wildlife Service and Green Belt Movement in 2009, the Trust was launched on 23rd July, 2009, to champion a healthier Mau Forest ecosystem, and world.
Biodiversity Program (Kenya)
USAID supports several projects that focus on forest conservation and rehabilitation to conserve biodiversity, support alternative livelihoods and mitigate growth in greenhouse gas emissions.
Instituting Standardised Sustainable Biodiversity Monitoring In the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal forests of Kenya and Tanzania region
This refers to a completed trans-boundary project, which was running between 2005-2009 and led by BirdLife International and its partners in Kenya and Tanzania, (Nature Kenya and Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST) respectively). The aim was to institute a standardized sustainable biodiversity monitoring system in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal forests of Kenya and Tanzania (EACF) region. This initiative was funded by the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund (CEPF) and...
Forest Inventorying Partnership
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and PASCO Corporation of Japan today entered partnership agreement for Forest Inventorying with additional collaboration from Kenya Forestry Service (KFS) and Department of Remote Sensing & Resource Surveys (DRSRS) to carry out country level forest mapping (LULUCF) mapping using three epochs (1990, 2000 and 2010) satellite imagery data and detailed forest resource mapping of MAU forest complex using high resolution (ALOS/...
Kenya Soil Survey
The Kenya Soil Survey (KSS), also known as the Land Resource Survey and Inventory, operates under the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). The KSS is responsible for conducting inventories and research on land resources (soils, vegetation, land use, climate, land degradation, among others) throughout the country to provide biophysical information required for multipurpose and specific land use planning. The KSS has the mandate to carry out research on genesis and...
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is developing a forest initiative in the Mau area with a focus to restore the health of critical water catchments of the Mara river, restore the forest’s rich biology, support community groups to help manage natural resources, improve local livelihoods, and clarify and strengthen individuals’ and communities rights to land. The project also intends to improve livelihoods including exploring possibilities of payment to...
Promoting Conservation Through Trees for Carbon Sequestration and Livelihoods Improvement in Madunguni Forest Reserve
This completed project to promote conservation through trees for carbon sequestration aimed to develop a model to assess the potential for carbon sequestration as a mechanism for forest conservation. This community-based initiative, led by Nature Nature Kenya—the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS), seeks to develop strategic site management and business plans for voluntary carbon trading and benefits sharing for Madunguni forest in conjunction with the Kenya Forestry Research...