Submitted by: IL NGWESI Group Ranch, LEWA Wildlife Conservancy P / Bag Isiolo
Implemented country: Kenya
Title: Naliyo conservation project to strengthen forest integrated conservation projects in Kenya
This project started early in 2005 and targets the endangered varieties of trees in the forest around Mount Kenya. Because of rapidly growing population, many species are cut for fuel wood, agriculture and construction. Therefore the project wants to conserve natural variety and environmental integrity by promoting alternatives to the destruction of the forest. The project seeks to accomplish its aim through environmental education and restoring the forest. Moreover the project presents economic alternatives such as the use of gas cookers and solar energy to decrease the overuse of firewood.