'kenya's natural capital: a biodiversity atlas' is a national endeavour commissioned by the ministry of environment, water and natural resources to document the natural wealth of kenya. Kenya biodiversity atlas the first biodiversity atlas of the natural capital of kenya was launched on november 17, 2015 at a ceremony held at the crown plaza hotel in nairobi, kenya. Kenya's biodiversity haven - mpala wildlife conservancy by anne-marie hodge , september 3, 2012 the laikipia plateau, the swath of savanna and woodland habitat that bridges the base of mount kenya and the edge of the great rift valley, is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife populations on the continent. Bfn kenya is a member of the nutrition interagency coordinating committee (nicc) which operates under the scaling up nutrition (sun) umbrella to bring together stakeholders from government ministries, donors, un agencies, civil society and business organizations to link nutrition to agriculture. Summaries of relevant biodiversity information organised by country or territory any country or territory can be party to different mixes of biodiversity-related conventions and treaties, and contain a variety of protected areas and biodiversity designations.
Kenya is a member of the convention of biological diversity (cbd), one of the outcomes of the united nations conference on environment and development held in rio de janeiro in 1992. Acc was the lead organization in compiling the kenya national biodiversity atlas, soon to be published by the kenyan ministry of the environment. Important for biodiversity to remedy in future this it was suggested that future projects should be targeted at new and more inaccessible areas which face increasing and in some cases extreme threat.
United nations/kenya conference on space technology and applications for wildlife management and protecting biodiversity 27-30 june 2016, united nations office at nairobi, nairobi, kenya photo: digital globe read more. Sabrina wanjiku simader, africa's snow leopard, has been designated un environment's first mountain hero the 19-year-old athlete is also set to become the first kenyan alpine skier to compete in the olympic games when she takes to the slopes in pyeongchang, south korea next week. The huri hills, a remote region of large lava cones, is located between the chalbi desert and the kenyan-ethiopian border in central-north kenya these hills rise about 300 meters (985 feet) above the lava plateau, reaching 1524 meters (5000 feet) above sea level.
The loss of biodiversity in kenya is threatening the tourism industry, which is the second largest foreign exchange earner and supports thousands of jobs, warned unep executive director achim. The significance of kenya's coastal forests as a biodiversity hotspot of global importance has been underlined by a new report, published by international conservation charity the zoological society of london (zsl) in partnership with the kenya wildlife service (kws) and wwf. Mt kenya biodiversity conservation group was started in 1999 by a group of youths who were environmental conscious it was registered as a community based organization by the ministry of social services in 2004.
The compilation of kenya's natural capital that has led to the production of the atlas of our biological diversity is an attempt to present in a visual form the current extent, status, threats, trends, interventions and potential sustainable use opportunities of our biological diversity. Therefore the biodiversity of the savannah woodlands have significant socio-economic importance to the economy of kenya consequently, the conservation of biodiversity therein is a national priority the national institutional survey confirms that most of the available data on flora and fauna are from savannah woodland biodiversity. Summary kenya's national vision is that there will be a healthy environment providing abundant biodiversity resources kenya is aiming to adopt best practices in biodiversity management conservation, conserve kenya's biodiversity and sustainably use all its components.
A biodiversity evaluation of kenya's coastal forest systems wayne mark edwards department of biology, university of plymouth, england in collaboration with whitley wildlife conservation trust, england and the kenya wildlife service, kenya, africa summary 1 kenya's coastal forests are listed as an important global hotspot of biodiversity. The focus of nairobi biodiversity parks is on small seasonal wetlands in the nairobi area it started in 2000 with a rufford small grant from the whitley award scheme to fleur ng'weno. The findings suggest that biodiversity and most of the protected areas in kenya are currently faced with various threats forest ecosystems, marine protected areas and wetlands need urgent and focused conservation strategies to safeguard them and their biodiversity. Mt kenya biodiversity conservation group (mt kebio) is the mt kenya forest kba site support group formed in 1999, mt kebio was registered by the department of social services as a community based organization (cbo) in 2004.
Kenya's main natural resources include fisheries, water, forests, wetlands, biodiversity and a variety of minerals these minerals include limestone, gemstones, salt, zinc, gypsum, diatomite, limestone and others kenya's natural resource base faces threats from socioeconomic activities, such as. Kenya has a large diversity of ecological zones and habitats, including lowland and mountain forests, wooded and open grasslands, semi-arid scrubland, dry woodlands, inland aquatic, as well as coastal and marine ecosystems. Biodiversity is a valuable asset, which if appropriately leveraged, will provide most solutions to impacts of climate change and other social hardships, said kireger, adding that the project's partners are still looking for funding and proposing the idea to investigators.