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Top Panel
Wednesday, 07 October 2015
  • Monitoring of Water Towers
    KFWG carries out monitoring of five key forests, the “water towers”, to determine their status
  • Mazingira Quiz Challenge
    This takes place every year and involves all universities in Kenya
  • Participatory Forest Management
    We engage the local communities to participate in forests management activities

Our Work Priorities

Advocacy and Lobbying
Advocacy and Lobbying
Kenya Forests Working Group's legislative team is dedicated to preserving and building upon Kenya's fundamental framework of forest conservation and management laws and policies
Policies and Legislation
Policies and Legislation
Policies and legislation are developed through a process of collaboration among stakeholders and they are approved and published by recognized bodies
Information sharing
Information sharing
The deterioration of the natural environment is one of the principal concerns of young people worldwide as it has direct implications for their well-being both now and in the future. The natural environment must be maintained and preserved for both present and future generations. The causes of environmental degradation must be addressed.


The Kenya Forests Working group was formed in 1995 as a forum of individuals, organizations and institutions (government and non government, local and international) and grass root community organizations concerned with forests, working together to promote sound forest management and conservation practices in Kenya.

Kenya of the 90’s, through its struggles to lobby for forests on minimal resources save for the spirit of volunteerism from its membership, to its current standing as a recognized voice in forest conservation and management in Kenya.

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News Updates

Harmonize inspection to prevent illegal timber trade between

BY Sophiah Muthoni (Standard Media Group) Zanzibar, Tanzania: Lack of standardised procedures on inspection of forest products on transit in Kenya and across her borders have encouraged illegal trade in the country. Illegal charcoal trade and movement of forest products across the borders by use of cheap means such as bicycles and pick-up trucks are some of the reasons that have encouraged the illegal trade on timber and timber products. Speaking at the third Annual East Africa Timber Trade Stakeholders Forum organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Wildlife Trade and Monitorin

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Transfer Devolved Forestry Functions

Kenyans will soon reap plenty of benefits when the Devolved Forestry Functions are transferred to the 47 counties and the Forest (Conservation and Management) Bill 2015 is passed into law. Many decisions regarding forests will be bestowed upon the County Governments and the local people who will make crucial choices about forestry resources. Matters of forests governance, National Standards of Forests management and utilization of products have been adequately addressed in the proposed Transitional Implementation Plan Framework and the proposed Forest (Conservation and Management) Bill 2015 w

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A Cross-Border Victory

The saying, “Good things happen to people who wait,” is becoming somewhat of an unofficial tagline to our partner, the East African Wildlife Society (EAWLS). Last year, thanks in part to an important advocacy role played by the Society, Kenya finally adopted a new and improved wildlife law after “over ten years of waiting”. Just last week the Tanzanian and Kenyan forest agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which the EAWLS and its partner, the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum, recommended they do more than two years ago. But such waiting is expected “when dealing with poli

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Calendar of Events

KFWG Monthly Meetings

Date: Last Friday of every Month
Venue: East African Wildlife Society Boardroom, along Riara Road, off Ngong Road

International Day of Forests

Date: 21st March of every year


Mazingira Challenge

Date: November of every year


10th National Foresters Policy Dialogue

Dates: 30th September to 1st October 2015
Venue: Sai Rock Beach and Spa Hotel, Mombasa.
Organized by: Forestry Society of kenya
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Our Activities

Capacity Building and Training
Capacity Building and Training
KFWG facilitates institutional and individual capacity building to develop skills, knowledge and the ability to engage in the forest conservation, management and utilization
Forest Conservation and Management
Forest Conservation and Management
Forests influence climate, landform and soil composition and they exist in a wide variety of. Each forest type has its own uniqueness and together these forests complement one another and perform the various socio-economic, ecological, environmental, cultural and spiritual functions.
Partnership and Networking
Partnership and Networking
Our successful partnerships and alliances rely on the principle that the work involved in maintaining a partnership, and the benefits from the alliance are equally spread, rather than one partner carrying the load whilst the other reaps the benefits.

Talk to Us

Kenya Forests Working Group,
C/O  East African Wild Life Society,
Riara Road, Off Ngong Road, P.O. Box, 200100, 00200, Nairobi.

Tel: Local:  0203874145 or 0203871437 or 0203871335 or 0203870837

     International: +254 20 3874145 or +254 20 3871437 or +254 20 3871335 or +254 20 3870837

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