10 Nov 2022 Kasigau Spotlight Q1 2022

Access to clean water is a top community development priority at the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project. In an already semi-arid landscape with limited access to clean and safe water, climate change is creating drastic changes to rainfall patterns in the region, resulting in widespread drought and water shortages. Over the past 50 years, mean annual temperature has risen by nearly 2°C, while the number of consecutive dry days is increasing and consecutive wet days are decreasing – resulting in higher frequency and magnitude droughts impacting the region. The seasonal precipitation patterns are highly unpredictable, challenging the efficient management of water resources in the project zone. This is leaving devastating impacts on the community, their livestock, and wildlife in the project area.

Kasigau Half Yearly Report Q4 2021

The Kasigau corridor project continues to expand healthcare and education spending, with the implementation of 3 novel health education pilot projects, the distribution of covid supplies as well as building, renovating and equipping schools within the project zone. A new cohort of enthusiastic rangers has been recruited and trained alongside a new Senior Research Scientist, Dr Geoffrey Mwangi Wambugu, who has joined the team. A widespread drought has challenged food security, but the communities remain resilient in their drive to continue the greenhouse enterprise.

Kasigau Half Yearly Report Q2 2022

Wildlife sightings are on the rise across the corridor, including Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs and Grevy’s Zebras. The expanded use of a new monitoring app yields the opportunity for rangers to collect and share data in real time across the project zone using mobile phones in a secure cloud-based system. The greenhouses are full with thousands of indigenous trees for afforestation and teams are working to graft different fruit varieties to produce diverse multi-fruit trees. The ecocharcoal factory has produced >3450 briquettes for the community and is testing new processes for developing smaller, more energy efficient products.

02 Nov 2022 Take Responsibility and Preserve the Forests of Kenya

Martha, Benson, Mariam and Bonafice from the Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project in Kenya share how the ongoing drought has impacted their communities and are calling on World Leaders to preserve their forests.

25 Oct 2022 Embrace Local Solutions to Fight Climate Change

The world needs forest communities’ leadership, knowledge and equal participation to meet our global climate goals.

15 Oct 2022 The Community Perspective, Storytelling From The Heart

When looking for solutions to achieve the world’s collective climate goals, we must include local voices.

20 Jun 2022 Kasigau
18 Jun 2022 >200,000 hectares of forest protected

To protect the vast dryland forests in the Kasigau Corridor, security teams coordinate regular aerial and foot patrols, collaborating with the local communities, the Kenya Wildlife Service and other NGOs operating in the area. This is particularly important during the fire season, to ensure a coordinated response actively prevents fire outbreaks. In addition to protecting […]

5 IUCN Red List Species actively protected

The Kasigau Corridor is home to more than 20 species of bats, over 50 species of large mammals, over 300 species of birds and important populations of IUCN Red List species, including African Elephants, African Wild Dogs, Cheetahs, Grevy’s Zebras and Lions. The project has been working since 2013 on long term research and development […]

>$1.2 million in bursaries awarded through Locational Carbon Committees (LCCs)

The Locational Carbon Committees (LCCs) is the governance structure through which the communities directly allocate carbon revenue towards community driven initiatives. The LCCs have approved budget spending on various community projects, including awarding >$1.2 million in bursaries to >26,000 students and distributing thousands of facemasks and cleaning supplies for COVID protection in the Q3-Q4 of […]