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2019

Improved resilience and increased livelihood for LBL Communities through Conservation of the Majimoto River Catchment (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Improved resilience and increased livelihood for LBL Communities through Conservation of the Majimoto River Catchment (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Numéro projet : KEN/SGP/OP6/Y2/STAR/LD/2019/11

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 4/2019 — 8/2020

Bénéficiaire : Netbon Bogoria Group

Présentation
Arid and semi-arid lands in Kenya and Lake Bogoria Landscape (LBL) in particular is known for important wildlife species, including the flamingo and the greater kudu, the combination of landforms (hot springs and geysers) and high biodiversity content. The availability of water and forage makes this site important at community, national and global levels. The areas are sparsely populated but engulfed in poverty and like other drylands, the LBL is at risk from degradation arising from unsustainable exploitation and management of resources due to poverty, poor land use, and poaching, overstocking and unsustainable farming systems. The limited initiatives for the conservation of the landscape for the environmental and improvement of the human wellbeing is the thrust behind this proposed conservation through the Small Grants Programme (SGP), through the Global Environment Facility, (GEF). In terms of avifauna LBNR has been designated as an important bird area with over 373 species of birds. Globally threatened bird species found at the lake and its terrestrial landscape includes ; the grey-crowned crane, the lesser flamingo, Maritial Eagle and the Egyptian vulture. The terrestrial zone of the reserve supports a number of mammals including Leopard, Cheetah, Impala, Dikdik, Olive Baboon, Grant’s gazelle, Bat-eared fox, Blue Duiker and Aadvark. The catchment of River Maji Moto is one of the main sources of fresh water to Lake Bogoria which is within LBNR within the landscape. LBNR is an important reserve both locally, nationally and regionally because of the important wildlife species, including the flamingo and the greater kudu. It also contains many unique physiographic features and geothermal manifestations due to its geological history. The reserve serves both national and international functions hence the need for the conservatio

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 29,644.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 9,723.80
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 9,723.80

GEF Small Grants Programme

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