Eden Reforestation – Kenya
Providing landslide protection and fostering economic growth.
Kenya’s vibrant and lush forests are home to diverse wildlife. In recent decades, however, the country has been subject to increased soil erosion due to climate change. Implementing control mechanisms as well as large-scale
afforestation is vital in order to protect the Kenyan highlands for decades to come.
Our reforestation projects in Kenya focus on the planting of agroforestry trees. Resident communities benefit from the farming of fruit and nut trees whilst the roots of these species create nutrient-rich soils that revive the ecosystem. The forests furthermore create a corridor for wildlife including Buffalos, Elephants and Leopards.
Our local planting partner works in the Kijabe forest, a protected area for reforestation and wildlife rehabilitation. The designated land stretches across 5,000 hectares and encompasses parts of the Great Rift Valley, where forests are dense and full of life.
Nevertheless, landslides have endangered the livelihoods of local communities and damaged vital infrastructure. To prevent soils from sliding on steep terrain, our local planting partner reforests areas with olive trees. These aid slope stability as their root network holds the soil in place. Surrounding agricultural and pastoral communities rely on these prevention mechanisms as landslides and debris could damage seasonal harvests.
- Employ local community
- Revive vitality of the ecosystem
- Essential springs restored
- Reduce landslides
Top Trees Species
The forests create a corridor for wildlife including Buffalos, Elephants and Leopards.
Challenges & threats for development
→ Deforested areas are prone to sliding on steep terrain; landslides endangers livelihood of local communities and damages vital infrastructure.
→ Local communities need to be educated about effects of deforestation improper agricultural practices and unstable ecosystems.
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