Important Biodiversity Areas (IBA’s)
An induction workshop on monitoring Important Biodiversity Areas (IBA’s) coastal region was held on 13 November at the Jamii Villas. The workshop was facilitated by Nature Kenya and National Museums of Kenya (NMK).
The workshop provided an overview of the IBA monitoring framework in Kenya and within the different Government agencies as well as guidance on how to correctly fill in the Basic Monitoring Form (BMF) highlighting the various conservation activities conducted in the various IBA sites.
Thirty-five participants from KWS, KFS, Nature Kenya, NMK, County Government, FoASF, Kaya Forests, Community and Mida Creek Conservation Group (MCCG) attended the workshop.
Community conservation awareness meeting
On 19 November, FoASF liaison officer Joseph Kanundu attended a meeting organised by FoASF committee member Sammy Safari, raising awareness on the conservation of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The area assistant chief, KWS Sargent Tinga and 50 members of the local community attended the talk.
Planting with the Kenya Forest Service
On 1 November FoASF liaison officer attended this year’s KFS short rains planting launch at Pwani University College, Kilifi.
Participants included representatives from KEFRI, KFS, Pwani University, the Kenya navy, Kilifi county and Gede CFA. A total of 4300 seedlings were planted. Thank you to KFS for organising this event.
On 21 November, KFS, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Services, Youth and Gender Affairs through support from the Malindi Muslim Society and Uwezo, planted 500 indigenous tree seedlings in the Magangani area.
Participants included KWS Arabuko, FoASF liaison officer and the Gede CFA. Speeches were given by KFS Assistant Ecosystems Coordinator, Elvis Fondo and the guest of honor – the permanent secretary from the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.