Model Farmers as Wetland Keepers

 Teaching, communicating, awareness creation, campaigning and training, these are all different strategies that have been employed in the fight for the conservation of wetlands and their resources. People living in proximity to wetland communities are often faced with the temptation to encroach and grab the lands in the wetlands for their own economic gains, not giving any […]

Kenya Lake Victoria Waterkeeper is here!

Kenya Lake Victoria Waterkeeper is alive and kicking. It is a member of global Waterkeeper Alliance and is working towards fishable, swimmable and drinkable Lake Victoria in Kenya. Lake Victoria is the  first and second largest freshwater lake by area in Africa and the World respectively. It is shared by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The […]

Adopt Papyrus Wetland for Nature’s Benefits

Wetlands, are a community resource, and the responsibility of conservation and protection, starts from the community. Be it individuals or groups, it stars with us, and spreads outwards to the rest of the people. On this note, we have rolled out an adopt a papyrus wetland initiative with the communities in the wetland areas. The […]

Farms’ Afforestation for Environmental Conservation

Establishment of model farmers is based on the premise of conservation. The model farmer’s are expected to promote wetland conservation through reducing pressure on the wetland caused by encroachment for resources and other economic activities like farming. To add to this, the model farmers are also supposed to show solidarity for conservation through ensuring that […]

Wetlands Demarcation and Zonation for Restoration

Exploitation of the wetlands for their resources has resulted into major degradation of the wetlands. In some instances, this has led to habitat destruction at a high level and this has seen a number of the fauna in the wetlands encroaching to the community lands which in turn brings about human wildlife conflicts. The community […]

Entrepreneurship Training for Nature Based Enterprises

Wetlands in general, have a wide array of resources and Dunga, Kusa, Yala and Koguta wetlands are no exception. The resources in these wetlands include fish, papyrus reeds, water hyacinth, birds, wild animals, Ambatch trees, water, sand and some cultural sites. Over the years, the communities living in proximity to the wetland areas have been […]

Biogas Digesters for Wildlife Habitat Protection

Community members in the Winam Gulf wetland areas spend a lot of money on fuel for cooking and lighting their homes at night. The alternative to this that they have is the cutting down of trees and other wetland vegetation and use them as wood fuel. This leads to encroachment into the wetlands and destruction […]

Model Farmers as Village Hubs for Wetland Conservation Agriculture

Facilitation of alternative livelihoods requires that there be established demonstration plots for the alternative livelihood options that we wish to promote. A model farmer has the responsibility of acting as a learning centre for the community at large. For one to call themselves a model farmer, they have to have a well functioning Ecosan toilet […]

Composting for Human Wildlife Conflicts Control

Ecological Sanitation Toilets for Wetlands Ecosystem Conservation People living in wetland communities, often believe that the wetlands are much more productive than the lands away from the wetlands. in order to get good yield, you have to either be farming in the wetlands, or be using fertilizers in your farm. Since fertilizers are expensive, people […]

Participatory Wetlands Mapping by the Community

The wetlands of Kusa, Koguta, Yala and Dunga have not always been as they are today. This is both in size and the amount of resources that they have, i.e the abundance and diversity of both flora and fauna. There has been seen to be a significant decline in these attributes over the last two […]