Kenya has a rich diversity of species, habitats and ecological resources that are of local and global importance. Kenya’s biodiversity includes over 35,000 species, including more than 7,000 plant species and many endemic, rare, endangered and threatened species.
Kenya’s biodiversity is critical for our life sustenance and ecosystem regulation through provision of goods, services and a healthy environment. These include clean air, fresh water, food, timber, fiber and other products. Biodiversity also includes various other important things and services such as cultural, recreational, and spiritual nourishment that play an important role in maintaining our personal life as well as social life.
Despite the intrinsic value and critical role of supporting our human existence, our biodiversity is under continuous threat due to human activities. The impacts of human activities are causing threats through loss, fragmentation and degradation of habitat, introduction and the spread of invasive species, unsustainable use of natural resources and release of toxic substances. This has led to deforestation, pollution, land degradation, loss of habitats, depletion and extinction of species and climate change.
Amara Conservation recognizes the importance of individual and collaborative involvement in addressing biodiversity conservation. We work with individuals to clear ignorance and encourage personal responsibility and also partner with others to prevent and rectify biodiversity loss. We do this by supporting and engaging with community members to participate in conservation and rehabilitation activities such as clean-up exercises/waste management, tree planting, development of conservancies and conservation support.
Establishment of tree nurseries
Establishment and development of Conservancies