There was a beautiful biodiversity walk in the Arabuko-Sokoke on Saturday 10 November. Friends were treated to great stories and the identification of 26 birds and much else by elders of the forest Alex Mwalimu and David Ngala. If you would like to go along for the next walk it is on Saturday 24 November at 6.30am.
Friends are invited to join our beautiful biodiversity walk this coming Saturday
10 November, meeting at 6.30 am at Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters at the Gede entrance to the forest.
The walks last about three hours and are gentle strolls, stopping to observe flora and fauna. With the experts present it helps one start to identify the extraordinary variation of species in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest.
We look forward to seeing you there
Friends are invited to join our beautiful biodiversity walk on Saturday 13 October, meeting at 6.30 am at Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters at the Gede entrance to the forest.
The walks last about three hours and are gentle strolls stopping to observe flora and fauna.
Friends are invited to join the walk in the forest at 630am on Saturday morning. We meet at the KWS offices at the Gede entrance to the forest. See you there!
Online registration for KGT2018 is now open
Go to www.kilifigoldtriathlon.org/compete and fill in your details to secure your place
This year they are supporting us the Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest with our fantastic initiative to open up access to this biodiverse hotspot. All funds raised will give thousands of local schoolchildren entry to the forest and a guided tour around the refurbished education centre.
We are thrilled to announce that the team at luxurious Governors’ Camp have once again donated our top raffle prize: 2 nights for 2 in their camp in the Masai Mara! Check out www.kilifigoldtriathlon.org/raffle and tickets will be on sale soon.
Last year’s photography team Freeze-A-Click are joining us again so remember to look your best on the day because they do not miss a thing.
Want to get involved? We offer lots of marketing opportunities for cash and in-kind sponsors so do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsoring the KGT is a great chance to get your business and product out to our hundreds of competitors and supporters through national and local TV, social media, radio and press promotion and of course, at the event itself. We’re looking for cash for our good cause as well as the following donations…
Paper cups for water stations
Your company t-shirts for our volunteer team
Branded tents to provide shade
Competitor goody bags
Promo items for the goody bags (branded pens etc)
Raffle and competitor prizes
In April 2018 Alia Moller joined our team. She has been putting together excellent monthly reports for our funders and stakeholders. From this month we have decided to put each monthly report on our website for the public, as well as our supporters, to see the work Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest are doing to protect this amazing forest.
We are very happy and proud to be sharing ‘Arabuko-Sokoke – Securing Our Future’; a short film we have made with award-winning Director Miranda Grant and production company RedEarth Fixers.
The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is one of the most unique and beautiful forests in Africa and home to many species of plants, animals and bird species found nowhere else on earth.
But unfortunately, unrelenting threats and challenges are putting the future of the forest in severe danger. From the recent search for oil and gas to the rampant illegal logging and poaching the forest is being destroyed from within at an alarming rate.
The film, which will be shown at schools adjacent to the forest, aims to educate local children of the dangers facing the forest and inspire them to champion its future preservation.
Special thanks go to African Fund for Endangered Wildlife for funding the project.
(The film has also been recorded in Swahili – https://youtu.be/ttjxPpLJFbQ)
Kit and equipment donated by Arsenal FC helped us bring the communities, and football teams, that live around the forest together and provide us with the platform to educate the local children of the dangers facing the forest and inspire them to champion its future preservation.
The day was a huge success – following a briefing from Sammy, kit was handed out to two of the communities’ local football teams; The Happy Eagles and Kipepeos (butterflies). The teams then took to the field where the Kipepeos won 1-0 in a competitive and tightly contested game!
The remaining kit will be handed out to two further local teams; The Forest Rangers and the Sunday Stars.
As well as the great benefits to local community and environment, the donation will have no doubt created an Arsenal fanbase, in this small corner of Kenya, for years to come!
Come on the biodiversity walk meeting at 630 am on Saturday 3 February at Kenya Wildlife Services offices at the Gede entrance to the forest.
Come on the biodiversity meeting at 630 am on Saturday 20 January at Kenya Wildlife Services offices at the Gede entrance to the forest.