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Local conservation action reducing poverty in coastal Kenya

Date posted: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Self-help community groups working to protect the natural resources 

Tree planting during a World Environment Day celebration in Dakatcha Woodland © B. Wambua

In 2009, NatureKenya (BirdLife Partner in Kenya) supported 13 self-help groups to form a larger community group that works to protect the natural resources of Dakatcha woodland in such a way that benefits people in the various communities living in and around the site. The group known as the Dakatcha Woodland Conservation Group (DWCG) has since worked to preserve the forest resources and improve the livelihoods of the local population. A very interesting initiative, see the full story here.

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