Kenya Reforestation Project


A large 4,000-hectare protected Kijabe Forest sitting in a dynamica landscape, just 1.5 hourse from Kenya’s capital

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In Kenya, Eden works in the 5,000-hectare protected Kijabe Forest. The Kijabe Forest sits in a complex, dynamic landscape. About 1.5 hours from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the forest grows on the steep edges of the Great Rift Valley. Once home to herds of buffalo, leopards, and elephants, this forest is an essential home and corridor for wildlife.

Animals use this area to move between the Rift Valley’s dry floor and the Kenyan highlands’ protected lush forests. As one of Kenya’s five nationally significant water towers, the forest channels water to the surrounding communities and country. Over the past 15 years, the forest has been cleared for charcoal and timber, reducing the number of permanent rivers flowing from eight to one.

Additionally, rains have become unreliable, catastrophic landslides have taken lives and damaged important infrastructure, and peoples’ livelihood options have suffered. Ask anyone around the forest — the impacts of deforestation are clear. Eden partners with a local forest trust, the Kijabe Forest Trust, regional and national government institutions, and the surrounding agricultural and pastoral communities to restore this crucial forest.

Milihoi/Kichwa cha Nyoka Planting Site

2°18’0.56”S, 40°43’54.55”E

Mangrove estuaries vital to the area’s ecologically diverse bird and marine life

Other projects we support around the world

Haiti Reforestation Project

An agroforestry systems that protect watersheds and improvefood security.

The project equips local farmers with the training, tools and trees needed to grow and care while increasing their farms’ production and diversity.

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Nepal Reforestation Project

Improving local livelihoods and restoring forests in areas of critical importance.

The planting sites are located around Community Forests from the mountainous Nawalpur District to the lowland alluvial plains in the Terai

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Have a positive impact

The costs for planting a tree with our partners is between $0.25 to $1 USD. So skipping lunch out on a Friday or that visit to the mall once a month could already help plant hundreds of trees annually