Taita Conservation Club is conservation group formed by students from Taita Hills, Kenya.
Taita Conservation Club:
Plants, waters and care of indigenous seedling planted around Ngangao School
500 seedlings are already growing
Does trips to forests and conservation areas to learn more about nature
Club has over 100 members
Club meets every Wednesday
Wildlife club is funded by Gaudia School from Finland
Club is run by local conservationist Benson Lombo and teacher David Muthuku.
Club is supported, and partly managed by Taita Research Station, run by University of Helsinki
In Taita Hills, Kenya, there is desperate need for reforestation, as almost all natural forests have been cleared. Only about eight square kilometers are left of once magnificent forests, that had the highest biodiversity in the world. These forest have been estimated to be 30 million years old.
Deforestation has caused droughts, unpredictable weather, lack of water and erosion. Deforestation has also caused unknown amount of extinctions of species.
However, there are still hope. There are still animals that need saving. And if we can increase forest cover, problems with water scarcity and weather will mitigate.
Forest conservation in the mountains is extremely important for the lowlands surrounding Taita Hills. Most of the water comes from the mountains. However, at the moment, water consumption in the mountain by people is already so high, that there is barely any water left for lowlands. It means that people in lowlands are suffering from lack of water. And so are animals.
One of the biggest national parks in the world, Tsavo is surrounding Taita Hills. There are more than 20 000 elephants, and thousands of other animals that are suffering from lack of water during dry season. By increasing forest cover in the mountains, animals and people at the lowlands are helped also.
We are looking for collaboration partners to increase conservation work with students in Taita Hills area
Taita region in Kenya, natural history and animals
Conservation of Ngangao and Mbololo Forest
SURE THERE IS NEED OF COLLABORATION IN MITIGATION CLIMATIC DETERIORATION MAJORLY BECAUSE OF DEFORESTATION OF INDIGENOUS SPECIES OF TREES …..LET THE GOOD WORK CONTINUE