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.

Strategic
Goal A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society

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.

Proposed National targets

Increase the forest cover to 10 % by 2020

by 2020 20% of  degraded and fragmented habitats are restored/rehabilitated

By 2020 the rate of loss of natural forest is brought close to zero

Increase % of protected Area

Progress
towards the target

Land use policy in place

Forest Act 2005 in place

Rehabilitation initiatives of ecosystems( Mau, Aberdares, Mt. Kenya, Cherengani, Nandi) in progress

Protected Areas – with 8 PAs (Chepkitale National Reserve, Mount Kenya National Reserve, Nyambene National Reserve, Lake Simbi  National Sanctuary, Naivasha  National Sanctuary, Ondago Swamp National Sanctuary, Lake Kanyaboli National Reserve and Lake Elementaita National Sanctuary) declared since year 2000 with a total area of  Squire Km 3017

Development and implementation of the National action of UNCCD

Project on mapping and recovery of wildlife migratory corridors initiated

Establishment of  wildlife conservancies by private and community land owners promoted

Management of invasive alien species (IAS) initiatives

Economic use  and management initiatives of IAS

One new Ramsar site designated (Tana delta) and nomination of  three World Heritage Sites three Rift Valley Lakes – Lakes Elementaita, Nakuru and Bogoria

 

 Tree planting activities to increase the forest cover

Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko waters a tree during the internatinal year of forest at Kibiku forest in Ngong.

Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry Mr. Keriako Tobiko has hailed the Kenya Defence Forces for their civil efforts to conserve and protect the Environment.