Monday, February 15, 2010

Kakamega Forest to benefit from (Forest Again)-Msitu Tena Project

Forest Again is a carbon offset reforestation project in Kakamega Forest, Kenya. The goals of Forest Again are to sequester carbon dioxide, conserve biodiversity in a unique and threatened African ecosystem, and enhance the livelihoods of people in forest adjacent communities. Outcomes include restoration of 490 hectares of indigenous rainforest habitat and the establishment of a forest corridor between existing forest islands, job creation and business opportunities for impoverished forest‐adjacent communities, and capacity building of local conservation organization’s mission to develop alternative income projects for communities.

The project management is being developed by Eco2librium in collaboration with a Project Management Team and all “on the ground” management will be through the PMT. This team is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, international assemblage involving Kenya’s leading organizations in forestry research, conservation, and management, community organizations, and world-known organizations in rainforest research and conservation. This unique group of individuals and their organizations is unmatched and will provide the resources, expertise and experience needed for successful implementation, completion, and permanence of this grand project. It includes Eco2librium, Kenya Forest Service, KEEP, National Museum of Kenya, BIOTA-East Africa, Moi University Dept of Forestry and Muleshi Community Forest Association.

Learn more about the project here

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