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About KFS

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

Gede, Sokoke and Jilore forest stations CFA elections 

 

Gede, Sokoke and Jilore forest stations make up the larger Arabuko Sokoke forest ecosystem in Kilifi County. This costal forest is a biodiversity hotspot with a variety of endemic species 

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THE RESTORATION INIATIVE TREE PLANTING IN MT. KULAL

By Royan Ndegwa

 

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Global Environment Facility (GEF), KFS and KEFRI led a tree planting activity that saw over 7,000 indigenous tree seedlings planted in Mt Kulal, Marsabit County. 1,600 fruit tree seedlings were also given out to members of the community to plant in their respective homes.

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One-million Indigenous Model Tree Nursery launched at Karura Forest

By Michael Kitum

 

Kenya Forest Service in partnership with NCBA Bank launched the One-million Indigenous Model Tree Nursery at Karura Forest. The nursery is part of the #ChangeTheStory tree planting campaign towards achieving a national target of 10% tree cover by 2022.

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The 1st-Anniversary celebrations of the reclamation and restoration of Maasai Mau forest.

 

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya Forest Service together with other Ministry SAGAs marked the 1st-anniversary celebrations of the reclamation and restoration of Maasai Mau forest 31st October, through a tree planting exercise at Senetwet Block 65 of Maasai Mau forest led by Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko alongside PS. Dr. Chris Kiptoo.

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COMMUNITY FORESTS ASSOCIATION(CFA) ELECTIONS IN KAPTAGAT FOREST

By Sylvester Okal

 

CommunityForests Associations (CFA) is a key element in forest conservation and management as they are formed by communities that live adjacent to forests. These communities use the forests sustainably to generate income and improve their livelihoods hence easing pressure on the forest areas.

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Green Zones Development Support Project Phase II (GZDSPII) supports local communities.

By Sylvester Okal 

 

Green Zones Development Support Project Phase II (GZDSPII) yesterday handed over 3000 seedlings and farm products including grains and fertilizer to farmers in Tala Machakos County towards promoting food security and agro forestry. 

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REHABILITATION OF KFS SPORTS GROUND

By Michael Kitum

 

The Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau recently led the Kenya Forest Service Senior Management team in a ground-breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation of the KFS sports ground at KFS Headquarters in Karura.

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Annual Senior Law Enforcement and Compliance Officers (ENCOM) Workshop

By Michael Kitum

 

The Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau officially opened the 2020 Annual Kenya Forest Service Senior Law Enforcement and Compliance Officers (ENCOM) workshop at Kenya Forest College (KFC) Londiani.

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Celebration of World Bamboo Day

By Michael Kitum

 

Kenya Forest Service joined the world in celebrating the World Bamboo Day on 16th September, 2020 at John Michuki Memorial Park in Nairobi. The event, whose theme for the year is "Sustaining Kenya the bamboo way", was marked through a tree planting exercise led by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) Hon. Keriako Tobiko where over 1000 bamboo seedlings were planted along the Nairobi River. 

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WORLD CLEANUP DAY 2020.

World Cleanup Day is an annual global social action event aimed at combating the global solid waste problem including that of marine debris. 

It aims to raise awareness of the mismanaged waste crisis by mobilizing all spheres of society to participate in cleanup actions. Individuals, governments, corporations and organizations are all encouraged to take part in cleanups and to find solutions to tackle mismanaged waste. 

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RECLAMATION OF EASTERN MAU FOREST BLOCK  

Benedetta Wasonga & Royan Ndegwa

 

The process to reclaim the Eastern Mau Forest block began in earnest with a multi- agency team consisting of Ministry of Lands, Ministry of Forestry and Environment, Kenya Forest Service, Survey of Kenya and Office of the President in an operation to demarcate the 1997 boundary 

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RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS IN KENYA

Benedetta Wasonga

Over the years, Kenya has been faced with conflicts over natural resources such as water, forests, minerals and land among others. The existing legal and institutional mechanisms that are in place to deal with environmental conflicts have not offered much in stemming the prevalence of environmental conflicts.

 

“Environmental conflicts” refer to the contests that exist 

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MICHUKI MEMORIAL CONSERVATION PARK 

FROM A DUMPING SITE TO A GREEN SPACE

By Leakey Sonkoyo and Benedetta Wasonga

 

 

The Michuki Memorial Conservation Park formerly known as Mazingira Park is located along the Nairobi River from the Globe Roundabout to Museum Bridge and covers an area of approximately 10.4 ha. Named after the late Environment Minister Hon. John Michuki, the park was established in 2008 through concerted efforts geared towards creating a public recreation area at a site previously used as dumpsite and a criminal hideout which came about as a result of the rehabilitation and restoration of the Nairobi River. READ MORE..................................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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