"Protect our Heritage for Future Generations, President Urges". H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta planting a tree at Arboretum
Nairobi during the World Environment Day Celebrations
Environment and Forestry CS, Keriako Tobiko (2nd R), Governor Turkana, Josphat Nanok (R), NEMA Chairman, John Konchellah (3rd R) and Acting Director General, Mamo B. Mamo (2nd L) During the national WED celebrations were held at Ekaale Centre, Lodwar, and Turkana County
Three out of five sub-species of rhinos in the world are found in Kenya. The Black rhino – Diceros bicornis michaeli is native to the country. Currently there are 10 black rhino sanctuaries in National Parks with two of the parks, Tsavo East and West having free ranging rhinos in Intensive Protection Zones (IPZ).
Kenya has six wetlands in the RAMSAR list: Lake Naivasha, Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, Lake Elementaita, Lake Nakuru and Tana River Delta. The process of listing more wetlands in RAMSAR site is underway to include sites such as Lake Ol Bolossat in Nyandarua county
Towards 10% forest cover “Destruction of our ecosystems, the loss of plant and animal species, has grave implications for our own survival and well-being
The Ban on plastics: Through a Gazette Notice No.2334 & 2356, the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging was banned in Kenya.
Environment and Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko cuts a tape to launch World Environment Day digital competition in Turkana
Turkana County Governor, Hon. Josphat Nanok said that the county has passed various legislations to safeguard various biodiversity in the County.the Environment Bill, Natural Resources Management Bill and Climate Change legal framework which will soon be subjected to public participation.
Demand for more land grows as desertification increases.CS Environment and Forestry,Keriako Tobiko, Ag. Director General, Mamo B. Mamo and PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo clearing an illegal dumpsite at City Park Nairobi during World Desertification and Drought Day celebrations
NEMA Chairman, John Konchellah (L) planting a tree assisted Board Member, Barnabas Mitaru (R) as Environment and Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko (C) looks on. Desertification and land degradation remains among the greatest challenges to sustainable development
Coastal Marine and Fisheries team that joined the members of the public in the beach cleanup exercise, Watamu during the World Ocean Day 2020 whose theme was “Innovation for Sustainable Oceans”.World Ocean Day aims to promote the Sustainable
Development Goals, specifically Goal 14 on Conservation and Sustainable use of the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources
NEMA Management team planting a tree at Kaptagat forest in Elgeyo Marakwet during the 4th annual Kaptagat tree planting. Kaptagat forest will be gazetted as a water tower, CS Keriako Tobiko announced during the fourth edition of Kaptagat tree planting that was held on 27th June 2020 where 18,000 indigenous trees were planted in a 70 acre of the heavily degraded part of the forest
Target 3: By 2020, at the latest, positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are developed and applied
Target 2: By 2020, at the latest, biodiversity values have been integrated into national and local development Plans
Target 17: By 2015 each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.
Target 9: By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.
By 2020 the extinction of known threatened species has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained.
Target 14: By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being, are restored and safeguarded.
By 2015,Pressures on coral reefs, and other vulnerable ecosystems impacted by climate change or ocean acidification are minimized.
Target 5: By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including forests, is at least halved and where feasible brought close to zero, and degradation and fragmentation is significantly reduced
By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.
Target 4: By 2020, at the latest, Governments, business and stakeholders at all levels have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption.
Target 7: By 2020 areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
Target 8: By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity.
Target 11 By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved
Target 1: By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.aa
Target 13: By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives, including other socio-economically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained
Target 16: By 2015, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is in force and operational.
Target 20: By 2020, at the latest, the mobilization of financial resources for effectively implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020
Target 6:: By 2020 all fish and invertebrate stocks and aquatic plants are managed and harvested sustainably, legally and applying ecosystem based approaches.
Target 18: By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of biological resources, are respected.
Target 15: By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration,