23rd July 2021
Kenyan Grasslands, Water & Wildlife Preservation
Protection for 410,000 hectares of native lands for wildlife and indigenous people.
This project is part of the Shearwater Group Zero Carbon Initiative – read more about it here.
About the project
A critical wildlife corridor, Chyulu Hills is located between two national parks, Amboseli and Tsavo, in southeastern Kenya and has been severely impacted by overgrazing, drought, deforestation, and forest degradation.
This project aims to preserve the 410,000-hectare expanse while also preventing the emission of about 18 million tonnes of CO₂ over the 30-year life of the project.
The area plays a vital part in maintaining a large communal ecosystem by providing a variety of resources. Local trust members such as four indigenous Maasai community groups, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, and three leading Kenyan conservation NGOs, work together to manage the project. Through long-term sustainable financing, this project aims to enhance and strengthen landscape protection, build local institutional capacity, create alternative employment opportunities, and support stricter environmental law enforcement.
Why we choose this project?
We chose the project for its effectiveness in reducing CO2 in the atmosphere by avoiding deforestation and environmental degradation. This project has been designed to be community-led and benefits not just the local environment, but also the local population.