The Challenge

The growing pressure of urbanization, industrialization and pollution of environment has affected the work of The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in partnership with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to conserve the Nairobi National Park.

The park is a home to large herds of Thomson’s gazelle, eland, impala, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest. About 500 permanent and migratory bird species, black and white rhinos were endangered from the pollution of the Nairobi City.

The Intervention

The M-PESA Foundation funded Ksh. 43 million of the Ksh. 60 million needed to achieve the Nairobi Greenline ambition in 2011. The programme involved planting 250,000 indigenous trees over a 30 kilometre stretch

measuring 50 metres wide. The donation ensured that the green buffer zone was completed in June 2013.

The Impact

The Greenline’s attractability has witnessed improved corporate and individual participation. Today more schools have visited the Nairobi National park and it has been fitted into geography and environment curricula. It has also attracted International students studying masters’ programmes on the sustainability of the environment next to urbanization.

The programme has attracted a lot people who come to learn more on afforestation and reforestation. It has also provided a centre for botanists from world over to come and study the 11 species of acacia that are in the Greenline.

Gallery

video

29 Sept
Nairobi Greenline Tree Planting Day

other programmes

Mau Eburu Forest
Eburu Lake Naivasha Wildlife Corridor
The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary