Promoting Sustainable People-Forest Relationship to Conserve Aberdare Mountain

9 Sep 2022 Aberdare Mountains, Kenya, Africa Biodiversity | Forests | Hunting | People

Martin Mwangi

This project will engage communities to save the Critically Endangered Mountain Bongo and other threatened biodiversity in Aberdare Mountain, Kenya.

Recipient in one of the entrances to project site.

Recipient in one of the entrances to project site.

The Mountains are in tentative list of UNESCO Wold Heritage Sites, Important Bird Area, major water tower and home to large biodiversity. It is surrounded by intensive small-scale agricultural community, creating pressure to the mountains through wildfires, charcoal burning, poaching, deforestation, agricultural encroachment and livestock grazing. To reduce and stop these threats, this project will establish environmental volunteers to promote behavioural change, rehabilitate Aberdares landscapes, establish and promote eco-based profit enterprises besides studying the social-economic factors affecting forest dependency.

Header: Water fall and vegetation in the project site.

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