Who We Are
Ngare Ndare Forest Trust exists to ensure sustained conservation of Ngare Ndare forest and development of the surrounding communities. In maintaining the forest as a key water tower in northern Kenya, communities are involved in decision making to conserve wildlife and natural resources while improving their livelihoods.
Ngare Ndare forest is a lush indigenous forest at the northern foothills of Mt. Kenya. Azure pools glisten at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 years old trees stretch into the canopy supporting a rich variety of bird and animal life. The forest is a vital corridor that links the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Northern Kenya to Mount Kenya forest reserve, and one which elephants have been using for centuries.
In the 1980’s farmlands became more developed on the southern side of the forest, and farmers came into regular clashes with elephants. In an attempt to alleviate fatal human/ wildlife conflict, the forest was fenced off from southern farmland in 1992. Yet the Ngare Ndare Forest Trust wasn’t registered until 2004, and a concession management agreement was finalized with the Kenya Forest Service only as recently as 2009.
Our vision is to remain the leading community organization in forest conservation and development in the world in general and Kenya in particular.
NNFT mission is to ensure sustained conservation of Ngarendare forest and development of the surrounding communities.
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