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Kenya Forest Service is a corporate body established under the Forest Conservation and Management Act no 34 of 2016 (henceforth referred to as the Act).  The Act which was operationalized on 31st March 2017, gave the Service's mandate as "to provide for the development and sustainable management, including conservation and rational utilization of all forest resources for the socioeconomic development of the country and for connected purposes"

 

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News & Events

KENYA FOREST SERVICE PROVIDES SPACE FOR CONSERVATION OF CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BONGO ANTELOPES

Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has granted the Nanyuki-based Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy (MKWC) a license to expand their current Mountain Bongo Breeding Sanctuary into a section of the adjacent Mt Kenya Forest Reserve...READ MORE

 

 

ULTIMATE SACRIFICE OF FOREST CONSERVATION

Kenya is a land blessed with an abundance of natural capital ranging from minerals to wildlife. However, no resource shines as bright as forests...READ MORE

 

 

THE GAINS OF FOREST CONSERVATION-ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE UNIT

Kenya Forest Service tasked with managing the forests, has an Enforcement and Compliance Unit (ENCOM) as provided in the Forest Conservation and Management Act of 2016 tasked with...READ MORE

 

MOTOR SPORTS FOR FOREST CONSERVATION

The Rhino Charge is an annual off-road 4×4 competition held in Kenya in which entrants are required to visit 13 points (guard posts) scattered over approximately 100 km² of rough terrain within a 10-hour period...READ MORE

 

IMPORTANCE OF THE EDUCATION SECTOR IN ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT

According to the United Nations Habitat World Cities Report 2016 on Urbanization and Development, 54 percent of the World’s population resides in urban areas, a number expected to rise to 70% by 2050...READ MORE

 

FORESTRY SECTOR IN KENYA SET TO IMPROVE THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS WITH STATE CORPORATIONS

The forestry sector in Kenya is getting revamped with Kenya Forest Service seeking mutual beneficial tree planting partnerships with state corporations following a Presidential directive to all parastatals and state departments to put aside at least 10% of their CSR budget towards...Read more

 

CCF JULIUS KAMAU TAKES OVER HELM OF OFFICE AT KFS

A new day has dawned at Kenya Forest Service (KFS) with the appointment and assumption of office by Mr. Julius Kamau the new Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF)...Read more

 

KENYA FOREST SERVICE NAMED BEST GOVERNMENT MINISTRY STAND AT ELDORET ASK SHOW.

Kenya Forest Service (KFS) emerged the Best Government Ministry Stand for the second year in a row at the recently concluded Eldoret Agricultural Society of Kenya(ASK) Show 2019 themed “Promoting Innovation & Technology in Agriculture and Trade." Read More

 

 

NOTICE FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON DRAFT NATIONAL BAMBOO POLICY AND REVIEW OF DRAFT NATIONAL FOREST POLICY AND AMENDMENTS OF THE FOREST CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT, 2016 ON 22ND  MARCH, 2019

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HOW FORESTS CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)

Have you ever asked yourself why the hullabaloo about forests?  It is crucial that you do so.  This is because forests have been undervalued in the effort to attain Sustainable Development goals (SDG’s)...

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THE KENYA GREEN ZONES DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROJECT-PHASE II

The Green Zones Development Support Project-Phase II builds on the success of the concluded GZDSP-1 project. GZDSP-1 contributed to the rehabilitation and protection for regeneration of 309,000ha of degraded forest land translating to 0.54% increase in the national forest cover and significantly increased (by 25%) the annual incomes of 375,912 households (40% female-headed) through direct employment, and income generating activities...

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A PROJECT ADVANCING THE USE AND APPLICATION OF IMPROVED EARTH OBSERVATION TECHOLOGY TO MONITOR KENYA’S FORESTS.

Most of Kenya is arid, and lengthy droughts can lead to livestock loss, illegal grazing in protected areas, and violent interactions between nomadic herders and other landowners.....

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WORLD WETLANDS DAY MARKED AMID CALLS FOR THEIR PROTECTION.

 

Kenya joined other countries in the world in marking the World Wetlands Day with calls to protect these important ecosystems that play a critical role the sustenance of livelihoods especially in the arid and semi-arid areas of the country. This year’s ceremony was held at Ewaso Narok swamp ...........

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KENYA'S REPORTING ON UN SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT


KFS is spearheading the development of indicators for Kenya's reporting on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) as part of complying to the UN strategic plan for forests. A meeting to deliberate on monitoring and assessment reporting progress in...............

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Taskforce report, and in collaboration with the ICT Authority, Kenya Forest Service is finalizing e-registration of sawmillers. Those who wish to be considered for registration should submit their written request .......................

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NATIONAL TREE PLANTING CAMPAIGN OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2018 RAINFALL SEASON

 

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Environment And Forestry Ps, Susan Mochache Visits KFS Headquarters

 

The Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mrs.Susan Mochache made her maiden visit to Kenya Forest Service (KFS) Headquarters on 3rd August, 2018 in her new capacity as 

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Chief Mbogori Girls Receives Six Laptops for Environmental Learning

 

Ag Chief Conservator of Forests Ms. Monica Kalenda presents six laptops to Chief Mbogori Girls Board Chairman Mr. Lawrence Gitonga for promotion of environmental learning in the school. Looking on is the Kenya Forest Service Board of Directors.

 

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KFS Board of Directors Inaugurated

 

Kenya Forest Service Board of Directors in a group photo with the Ag Chief Conservator of Forests Monica Kalenda during their inauguration ceremony at the KFS Headquarters, Karura.

 

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Eburu Ecosystem Project Launched including the Forest Management Plan

 

Cabinet Secretary Environment and Forestry Mr. Keriako Tobiko  commissioned the Eburu Ecosystem Project in a colourful ceremony in Eburu Forest, Mau Complex.

 

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An Inter-agency operation  launched in Maasai Mau County Forest

 

An Interagency operation has been launched in Maasai Mau, an indigenous Forest covering 46,278 hectares under the Narok County Government watch. The Operation has been launched to flash out illegal loggers and forest enchroaches .

 

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Dakacha Woodlands Stakeholder Engagement Forum

 

Stakeholder Engagement forum held in Kilifi County to generate lasting solutions for forest conservation challenges facing Dakacha Woodlands. The forum was presided over by Ag. Chief Conservator of Forests, Ms. Monica Kalenda.

 

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New KFS Board Appointed

 

A new Kenya Forest Service Board of Management has been appointed to run for the next three years as is enshrined in the Forest Conservation and Management Act  No 34 of 2016.

 

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His Excellency the Deputy President Presides over the 2018 World Environment Day

 

H.E The Deputy President Hon. William Ruto presides over the 2018 World Environment Day Celebrations in Kwale County.

 

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KSH 182,868,855 raised during the 2018 Rhino Charge Event

 

KSH 182,868,855 raised during the 2018 Rhino Charge Event held at Elangata Enterit Enkutoto, Narok County. The Rhino Charge event is also marking 30 years of excellence in conservation.

 

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Environment and Forestry CAS Tours KFS Headquarters

 

Environment and Forestry Chief Administrative Secretary Mr. Mohammed Elmi toured the KFS Headquarters, Karura. He was received by the Ag. Chief Conservator of Forests Ms. Monica Kalenda among other KFS Senior Staff.

 

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Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary meets Senior KFS Staff

 

Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Mr. Keriako Tobiko meets Senior KFS Staff at the KFS Headquarters, Karura, Nairobi.

 

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2018 International Day of Biodiversity takes place at the KFS Grounds


Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry, Mr. Charles Sunkuli presided over The International Day for Biodiversity 2018 celebrations held at the Kenya Forest Service Headquarters, Karura.

 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta launches the National Tree Planting Season

 

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H.E the President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta to Preside over the National Tree Planting Day

 

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Strategic Objectives

  1. Increase net forest cover
  2. Strengthen financial base
  3. Enhance conseravtion, sustainable management and utilisation of forests by improving livelihoods in rural areas
  4. Effectively manage information within interactive intergrated information systems in support of business processes and improved service delivery
  5. Strenghten institutional capacity to deliver on it’s mandate

Vision and Mission Statement

To be an internationally recognized organisation for excellence in knowledge-based sustainable forest resources management and conservation.

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