Tagged on: Kenya

Reports and Books
Aerial Survey of the Destruction of the Aberdare Range Forests
United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya Wildlife Service, Rhino Ark

The main goal of the aerial survey was to provide factual information on the type, magnitude and location of the main threats to the forests of the Aberdare Range. It will help stakeholders to determine the effectiveness and weaknesses of current management practices and to adopt new policy and management decisions for the long-term conservation of the forests.


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2002
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Aerial Survey of the Threats to Mt. Kilimanjaro Forests
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Foundation, Kenya Wildlife Service, University of Bayreuth, Wildlife Conservation Association of Tanzania.

This aerial survey report highlights some destruction of natural resources on Mt. Kilimanjaro. The report shows the type and extent of forest destruction that has taken place so far in the Forest Reserve, most of which are directly attributable to human activities.


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2002
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Environmental laws in Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides the administrative mechanism for addressing environmental harm.


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2001
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Coastal management in the Western Indian Ocean region - A capacity needs assessment
Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), Coastal Resources Center - University of Rhode Island

Developing capacity in coastal and marine issues of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region is a very important activity, given the present growing and projected pressures on the coastal and marine resources.The region s experience in both knowledge-based, technical and equipment capacity building has been progressively growing. Many large milestones have been reached in this current effort to assess the capacity of the WIO region both in the form of increasing the knowledge base on core competencies of a good coastal manager as well as identifying the capacity-building efforts going on in the region. Management of coastal and marine issues is critical to ensure a sustainable future in a region where tens of millions of people depend on coastal resources for their livelihoods. Thus, there is an important need of increasing not only the number of competent and well trained coastal management practitioners, especially with respect to project and program management and its various aspects, but to also facilitate the creation of enabling environments in which these managers can work.


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2001
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Aerial survey of the destruction of Mt. Kenya, Imenti and Ngare Ndare forests reserves
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

The aerial survey of the destruction of Mt. Kenya, Imenti and Ngare Ndare forests was undertaken to provide a rapid systematic assessment and monitorable baseline information on these forests, as a sample to represent the other forests in the country. It was specifically carried-out in response to requests to Kenya Wildlife Service by various institutions, NGOs, including the Kenya Forests Working Group, conservationists and community groups.


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1999
Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on the Geology of Kenya on Geology for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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1993
Nairobi + 10 : Mycotoxins 1987 - Report of the Second Joint FAO/WHO/IJNEP International Conference on Mycotoxins
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization

The magnitude of the problem is such that in 1975 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Governments and international organizations to make efforts to reduce food losses in developing countries by 50% by 1985. As a consequence FAO established in 1977 a programme for the prevention of food losses and, in 1983 UNEP published guidelines for the reduction of such losses. In response to the same General Assembly Resolution, a Joint FAO/UNEP Conference on Mycotoxins was convened in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 1977.Since then, and over the past 10 years, national governments and international organizations such as FAQ, WHO and UNEP have carried out a number of activities in these areas. Such activities at the international level and complementary studies by national and international research institutions have increased the understanding of the mycotoxin problem and have shown the effectiveness of certain approaches in controlling mycotoxin contamination.


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1988
Proceedings of a Scientific Seminar: IPAL Technical Report Number A - 3
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the IPAL seminar and staff meeting was to act as a forum for scientific information exchange between IPAL staff and interested officials and colleagues from Government, the University and international and nongovernmental organizations. The aim was to present some analyses of past IPAL Phase II work which had not been previously published. Similar seminars will be heldonce a year in the present phase of IPAL.


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1980
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Challenges in Complying with the Reporting Obligations under the Stockholm Convention – Experience of Kenya
kihumba, Francis
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Lake Baringo Community-Based Land and Water Management Project: Evaluation Report on project GF/3010-00-03
United Nations Environment Programme

The overall assessment of the project is that as a pilot project, it was successful in demonstrating effective strategies and approaches to rehabilitating degraded lands and conserving biodiversity. Some of the project components achieved only moderate results, especially in demonstrating alternative livelihoods. The most impressive accomplishment of this project is the general level of environmental awareness created in the lake catchment area and the residents' recognition that their livelihoods are inextricably linked to the health of the natural resources in the area. As evidenced by the support for a moratorium on fish harvests in the lake, which was achieved through an impressive stakeholder consultation process, there is a demonstrable willingness to protect livelihoods through environmental conservation.


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