Our forest community in Western Kenya

Kakamega Environmental Education Programme (KEEP) works with local communities on conservation of the Kakamega rainforest. The forest is the only remaining tropical rainforest in Kenya. It covers an area of 240 sq km2 and is 1500-1700 metres above sea level. It receives an average of 2,000 mm rainfall per year. The forest has a huge diversity of fauna and flora. Its survival is threatened by unsustainable utilization. This forest has been used by the local community for generations as a source of timber, medicine, bushmeat and other food products.

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