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