World Land Trust supports work across a range of forest habitats at multiple sites in Kenya, including several tree planting projects and ensuring the protection of Leleshwa Reserve through the Keepers of the Wild programme.
Projects in Kenya
Located in Kenya’s Central Province, the Kinangop Grasslands stretch across the Kinangop Platea. The project is protecting the tussock grassland habitat for specialist species, such as the Endangered Sharpe’s Longclaw, which make this threatened habitat their home.
North -west of Nairobi, the Kikuyu Escarpment is part of the world-renowned Aberdare forest and is a biodiversity-rich area with flora and fauna of global significance.
Found around 140km north-east of Nairobi, the mountain slopes of Mount Kenya have a variety of habitats including forest, bamboo, scrub and moorland, which give way to rock, ice and snow on the high central peaks.
The forested areas around Mount Kenya are suffering from a serious breakdown in forest protection.
South Nandi can be considered as transitional between the lowland forests of West and Central Africa and the montane forests of the central Kenya highlands. South Nandi is one of the most threatened Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Kenya.