Help protect Colobus Monkeys & forest in Kenya

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Summary

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.
$10,000
total goal
$9,720
remaining
10
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.gvi.org.uk/​
Volunteer in Kenya with GVI
GVI Charitable Trust Blog

Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Sophie Birkett
GVI Charitable Trust Manager
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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