Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya

Kenya

 

Why Kenya?

The incredible diversity of forest types have supported communities and wildlife for years.

 

Areas affected by deforestation have gone from having three rainy season a year to only one.  This makes vast areas of Kenya, that used to be home to plants and animals, unsuitable for any sort of agriculture.

 

Deforestation in Kenya has a direct effect on the prevalence of Malaria.  Eliminating forests has changed micro-climates in certain areas.  The changes have improved the conditions for mosquito larvae and have resulted in an increase in the malaria cases in these regions.

Mangrove Species

Avicinia marina 

Rhizophora mucronata 

Ceriops tagal 

Bruguiera gymnoohiza

Afromontane Species

Dodonaea (Dodonaea viscosa)

Croton (Croton megalocarpus) 

Cape chestnut (Calodendrum capense)

Cedar (Juniperus procera) 

African redwood (Hagenia abyssinica)

Olive (Olea europea spp africana)

Mukurue (Albizia gummifera)

Akasinga (Celtis africana) 

Pear wood (Apodytes dimidiata)

Mukoigo (Bridelia micrantha) 

Pillar wood (Cassipourea malosana)

Dombeya (Dombeya rotundifolia)

Mutoma (Schrebera alata) Olinia rochetiana 

Muthimbari (Buddleja polystachya)

Diamond-leaved euclea (Euclea divinorum)

Cordia Africana Tamarindus indica

Mango (Mangifera indica) 

Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Agroforestry Species

Juniperus procera

Croton (Croton megalocarpus)

Mango (Mangifera indica)

Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Sunset

Planting Regions in

Kenya

Frozen Land
The Great Rift Valley

The Kijabe Forest Trust works to improve Afromontane reforestation and restoration.  The trees you plant provided habitat for wildlife, sustainable economic opportunities for local families, protection from landslides and a reliable water supply

Pine Trees
Northern Coast

Mangrove forests are planted in partnership with David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  The trees you plant help provide employment to those living in extreme poverty.  The Mangroves also help to restore key habitats supporting the livelihoods and cultural heritage of locals

Forest

Pictures from our Partner Planting Sites in Kenya

Eden Reforestation Projects