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Summary of the current value of use of Kakamega Forest

L. Emerton

Summary of the current value of use of Kakamega Forest

by L. Emerton

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Published by KIFCON, Karura Forest Station, Natural Resources Institute [distributor] in Nairobi, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kakamega Forest Reserve (Kenya),
  • Kenya,
  • Kakamega Forest Reserve.
    • Subjects:
    • Forest products -- Economic aspects -- Kenya -- Kakamega Forest Reserve.,
    • Forest reserves -- Multiple use -- Kenya -- Kakamega Forest Reserve.,
    • Kakamega Forest Reserve (Kenya)

    • Edition Notes

      StatementL. Emerton.
      ContributionsKenya Indigenous Forest Conservation Programme.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSD664.K4 E48 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination8 leaves ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL962348M
      LC Control Number95980085

      The national reserve, made up of the Buyangu and Kisere forests is managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service and the rest of the Kakamega rainforest by the Kenya Forest Service. Kenya Wildlife Service, ☏ + 20 , + 20 Kenya Forest Service, ☏ + , + (mobile phone). Kakamega police, ☏ + 60 Kakamega is a place for those who want to go back in time, backed by the old-fashioned groups of people, the one-way streets and the general pre-civilization notion that most people are getting away from, but the Kakamega Forest Reserve is that little piece of heaven that you just must have.

        In a nutshell, Kakamega is very different to the usual game park safari in Kenya, relatively unknown and off the beaten tourist track, it’s not going to tick any of the classic safari boxes, but spending a few days exploring the forest is an absolute delight. Kakamega residents have discovered a new way of conserving the forest. This is through butterfly farming which is also beneficial to the farmers since it earns them livelihood. The Kakamega forest has more than different butterfly species. The farmers export the butterflies when alive, as pupae or even when the butterflies are dead.

      charcoal from the forest due to its growth and proximity to the forest. Therefore charcoal use and trade in the Kakamega municipality has an impact on the conservation of the Kakamega forest. Despite the fact that charcoaling in the forest is banned, it is a thriving business. The results of. Kakamega Forest Context. Kakamega forest is situated in the larger Kakamega District. Kakamega district measures km2. According to the National Population Census of , the population density in the district is /km2 having risen from /km2 in .


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Summary of the current value of use of Kakamega Forest by L. Emerton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Summary of the Current Value of Use of Kakamega Forest. KIFCON, Karura Forest Station, Natural Resources Institute, Nairobi. Emmel T. and A. Warren. The butterfly faunas of the Kakamega Rain Forest and the Masai Mara Savanna in Kenya, East Africa.

Tropical Lepidoptera 4: Gibbon, M. The Kakamega Forest Night Survey. Kenya and Herbarium of Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. The medicinal value of the plant species was documented and preserved.

Most of the information was published in the text book entitled, “Medicinal and Agricultural plants of Ikolomani Division, Kakamega District.”(Olembo, Fedha and Ngaira ) [20].File Size: KB. Kakamega Forest is a tropical rainforest situated in the Kakamega and Nandi County of Kenya, northwest of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with is Kenya's only tropical rainforest and is said to be Kenya's last remnant of the ancient Guineo.

From toKakamega Forest was under management by the Forest Department and the number of trees logged more than 20 years ago was equally high at all sites.

Sincemanagement of Kakamega Forest has been under two different organizations, i.e. Forest Cited by: In view of this, the current study primarily aims at providing protected area management of Kakamega Forest with empirical information that can be used to make judicious trail and J.

The forest lies in the Lake Victoria catchment, about 40 km north of Kisumu, and just east of the Nandi Escarpment that forms the edge of the central highlands. Kakamega forest was first gazetted as Trust Forest inand two small Nature Reserves, Yala and Isecheno (totaling about ha), were established within the Forest Reserve in use information was reviewed to obtain current land cover/use patterns around Kakamega forest.

GIS has gained remarkable acceptance and constantly expanding application because it has the capability of combining remote sensing with other data.

Remote sensing methods have become increasingly important for mapping land use and land cover because Author: Catherine Chebet. This new year management plan () for the Kakamega Forest Ecosystem (KFE) is a collaborative initiative between Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and is meant to provide an integrative framework for ecosystem management.

Kakamega forest is an Important Bird Area IBA. There is need for nature lovers to support conservation of Kakamega rain forest to save these unique tropical rain forest.

from 8am till 6pm. It is possible to arrive earlier for a sunrise walk, or to come for a night walk, but please book ahead of time. forest areas, such as in the northeast Amazonian region, where forest dieback is expected to reach enormous proportions due to reduced availability of water, in combination with unsustainable land use practices.

Provision of forest ecosystem services and goods will be altered by these changes, posing a number of new challenges to forest Size: 2MB. Time has stood still for the Kakamega Forest, a remnant of the rain forest that stretched all across Central Africa.

This beautiful forest is home to various mammals including bush pigs, giant forest hedgehogs, colobus monkeys, Debrazzar monkeys and pottos. Kakamega Forest was declared a forest area by Pr oclamation No. 14 of 13th February which set as Ha as Kakamega Forest t ogether with the Malava F orest Bloc k.

current study used data for three years as this is what was available. These years were however ‘normal tourism years’ making it possible for derivation of some valid conclusions on tourism value of Kakamega forest.

Besides collecting data on tourism from KWS and KFS records, key informant interviews were conducted with tourists Cited by: 2. metres above the sea level. Kakamega town is located on the Western side of the Forest and at about 50 kilometres to the South, lies the city of Kisumu.

Kakamega Forest is the only remaining Eastern patch of the Guineo-Congolian rainforest that once stretched across Zaire, Uganda and Kenya [13–15]. The Kakamega Forest Strategic Ecosystem Management Plan is a roadmap at mitigating the challenges and threats that the Kakamega Forest and adjacent forest.

Wildlife Highlights. The forest transforms after sundown. Night walks are conducted by spotlight, and are more than worthwhile. Some of the nocturnal creatures you might encounter are bushpig, genet and civet.

Hammer-headed fruit bats can be seen in flight. Rare sightings of potto and tree pangolin have been recorded and a real Kakamega special is the giant otter shrew/5(19). Kakamega area receives a very high amount of annual precipitation and contains Kakamega Forest, a preserve which is a remnant of a rainforest that stretched west through Uganda.

As a rainforest, the canopy of the trees has grown into a thin mesh of interlocking top branches that block most sunlight from reaching the ground below, resulting in Country: Kenya. This new year management plan () for the Kakamega Forest Ecosystem (KFE) is a collaborative initiative between Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and is meant to provide an integrative framework for ecosystem Size: 5MB.

In Summary. The frustration building on the part of some saw millers is working as a catalyst for illegal activities leading to wanton destruction of the forest. Kakamega Forest cov Author: BENSON AMADALA. The main forest block is largely managed by the Forest Department; with a small section of it managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service as a national reserve, (Guthiga and Mburu, ).This main block is the largest section of the Kakamega forest, with many resources including water catchment areas.

Materials and methods. Study area: The Kakamega forest lies in western Kenya between 00°08′′′ – 00°23′′′ N and 34°18′ 08′′ – 34°57′′′ E from – m above sea level 12– 14 (Figure 1).The mean annual rainfall is mm, with long rains in April/May and short rains in September/Octo 13, while the mean annual temperature is 20° by: forest incurs an opportunity cost on the surrounding communities.

Although it could be that Kakamega forest has been degraded due to its low economic value, it is far more likely that the forest holds significant value which cannot be realised due to the public-good nature of many of the services it provides and an ill-enforced set of property.The Wanga (AbaWanga) are a nation of the Luhya people and a historical Kingdom within present day mainly occupy Kakamega County, one of the most densely populated counties in Kenya.

The Wanga Kingdom was the most highly developed and centralised kingdom in Kenya’s entire history before the advent of British colonialism in the early s.