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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Kenya

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

The « Emerging Parks » Dynamics: When Parks And Cities Become Partners

During the “Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries” (UNPEC) research program, funded by the ANR (the french National Research Agency), the Urban Protected Areas Network have worked in partnership with the national parks and the cities in Rio, Cape Town, Mumbai, Nairobi. We have identified three main types of park’s dynamics:

Conserving Biodiversity Through Sustainable Farming & Fishing Practices On Mount Kenya

The Sagana Women’s Group was formed in 1977 by a group of women who wanted to address basic issues that affected them and their families, such as housing, water supply, education and poverty alleviation. The group also wanted to engage the local community in environmental conservation activities, and improve livelihoods by establishing a sustainable environmental conservation enterprise. The Sagana Fish and Bee Keeping Women Self Help Group started the 'Sagana Fish Farming Project' in 2003, with the financial support of the GEF.

Utooni Development Organization (UDO) , Kenya_Equator Initiative Case Study

Utooni Development Organization works with government- recognized self-help groups in Machakos, Makueni and Kajiado counties in south-central Kenya. In recent years the area has experienced chronic drought. Residents of the three counties are dependent upon agriculture and livestock for their livelihoods. Drought, exacerbated by poor land management practices and climate change, has produced a domino effect of problems from food insecurity to chronic poverty and associated environmental and social problems.

Biodiversity Conservation Through Sustainable Farming and Fishing Practices in Mount Kenya

Small Summary: The Sagana Women’s Group was formed in 1977 by a group of women who wanted to address basic issues that affect them and their families, such as housing, water supply, education and poverty alleviation. The group also wanted to engage the local community in environmental conservation activities and improve livelihoods by establishing a sustainable environmental conservation enterprise.

Water Funds For Source Water Protection: Opportunity For African Cities

The Water Fund is a public-private partnership model where downstream water beneficiaries contribute finances to support upstream landowners and conservation managers to sustain good land management practices that yield higher quantities of better quality of water that’s economical to treat and distribute to the city based users while support upstream conservation and livelihood activities.

Joto Afrika Special Issue 14: Community based adaptation to climate change strengthens pastoralist’ resilience

Adaptation has always been a feature of pastoral communities; however climate change is bringing additional change to livelihoods in arid lands. This edition of Joto Afrika includes a series of articles from Niger, Kenya and Ethiopia demonstrating how improvements in technology and access to markets and services, along with the use of climate information, are providing great opportunities to increase resilience of pastoral populations.

Equator Initiative Case Study – Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust preserves the wilderness, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem – an important migration corridor between two national parks. The organization of Maasai communities has mitigated unsustainable practices such as overgrazing and water-intensive farming and introduced alternative livelihood options, including ecotourism. The community benefits from lease payments for conservancy zones, watershed protection, and the provision of ecotourism services.

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