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Successful conservation projects put people at the centre – whether it is rangers on the mountain or communities on the forest boundary. Only with community support can we continue our work…
Since the mountain is well known for its biodiversity, geology and cultural importance it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The forest reserve and national park have a great diversity…
Mount Kenya’s forests suffered considerably in the past decades, when large areas were cleared to provide timber and land for rapid population growth and urbanization. Over the past decade MKT have successfully…
One of our most successful achievements together has been the establishment of an indigenous forest at Karuri with birds and wildlife returning.
MKT work is reaching marginalised communities, offering them a better future, as well as protecting Mt Kenya.
Elephants would come at night, between 11pm and 3am. People tried to push them away but they always came back. When MKT build the two-strand fence in 2006, it greatly reduced human wildlife conflict.
If we don’t have rangers on the mountain monitoring the movement of wildlife, then the poachers will have a free ranging area to up their game – and very soon elephants will be history.
MKT is an efficient and effective community led conservation organisation that benefits both people and wildlife. Their work to protect one of Kenya’s key water towers and ensure its connectivity to key neighbouring wildlife areas is critical for the sustainable existence of the wildlife and people of northern Kenya.
Your continuing work and energies are to be
congratulated. Well done and thank you and to your team. Do pass along my admiration to all.