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The Kijabe Forest Trust operation area

The Kijabe Forest Trust operation area

In response to the threat of losing the Kijabe Forest, a group of concerned citizens has come together to form the Kijabe Forest Trust.  The Kijabe Forest Trust (KFT) is a private Trust registered under the Society Act of Kenya and that has been established for forest conservation activities in the Kijabe Escarpment area. We formed the Trust in and each of the Trustees has a link with the forest area.

At the Trust, we believe that the degradation and deforestation cannot only be halted, but that sustainable, natural resource management can provide jobs and livelihoods that can, in turn, protect the forest for the future. Some examples of these initiatives are eco-tourism facilities, non-timber forest products, hiking and other adventure sports, payments of ecosystem services and a host of other forest related management activities.  Some of these initiatives have already been started and the idea behind the trust is to support and advocate for ongoing initiatives in the forest area.

Some images from the area:

Landslide in Kijabe Forest due to deforestation

Landslide in Kijabe Forest due to deforestation (2013)

Deforestation on the Kijabe Forest escarpment

Deforestation on the Kijabe Forest escarpment

What Kijabe escarpment used to be

What Kijabe escarpment used to be

Destroying an illegal charcoal kiln in the Kijabe Forest

Destroying an illegal charcoal kiln in the Kijabe Forest

Find out more on our About page, and consider how you can help preserve the forests of Kijabe.

 

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  1. yea am 4rm th@ area so i know some of the challeges u r facing.u did a gud work by starting this project n i believe it will succeed thru ur corporation n hard work.actually hw can one join u 2 b part of this group coz am willing 2 b one of u 2 participate in saving our environment in our country n also in our area.you may conntact me thru 0707196527.thank u.

  2. Iam a research scientist working for Kenya Forestry Research Insitute based in Muguga. My major area is Participatory Forest management and Payment for Ecosystem Services. Pleased with proposed activities for conservation of Kijabe escarpment and would be happy to be associated by providing technical advice

  3. Dear Joram and Sam,

    Thank you so much for your interest and support to the Kijabe Forest Trust. We are currently working on supporting a few community initiatives that are ongoing in the area and hopefully, we will be scaling up the efforts over the next couple months. We can always use more community and institutional support so thank you for your keen interest! We will keep you posted on all of the activities and how you can be involved.

    Best Regards,
    Bryan

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