Help protect the Shimoni forest in Kenya and endangered species who call it home whilst providing sustainable opportunities to locals and educating the next batch of conservationists in local schools.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
East Africa's coastal forests are a global biodiversity hotspot, the Shimoni forest supports one of Kenya's top 3 most critical populations of the Angolan black and white colobus and other endangered species. However Shimoni's forest is being lost at an alarming rate due to property development, slash and burn agriculture, illegal logging and recently, charcoal burning - the greatest threat to habitats in East Africa.
How will this project solve this problem?
Local charcoal burners have told us they would give up charcoal burning if they had an alternative income. This project will help to provide more opportunities to local people which are environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Potential Long Term Impact
Funding alternative job opportunities and eco tourism will give community members a sustainable income whilst protecting the forest, also educating the children on these issues will help conservation to become a way of life for the people of Shimoni.
Total Funding Received to Date: $280
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $280 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.