Forest resources and associated lands need to be carefully managed to meet the social, economic, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations.

We are actively engaging the Governments by ensuring all policies and laws are implemented well, while strengthening community institutions such as Community Forest Associations (CFAs) to be more involved in decision-making.

Most significantly we were the lead organization in the creation of Mau Complex Taskforce by the Government of Kenya whose recommendation to save the giant water tower were adopted leading to the establishment of Kenya Water Towers Agency aimed at enhancing the coordination of Kenya’s most important forested water catchments. Other key milestones are; establishment of the Kenya Forest Working Group (KFWG) forum, drafting of the Forests Act 2015, establishment of Community Forest Associations (CFAs) and mapped illegal timber trade between Kenya and Tanzania pushing both governments to set up structures to stem this.

Our Approach

We are a conservation organization that prides itself as the voice of conservation in the East African region. We do this through evidence based advocacy and engaging different key stakeholders to influence change.

Information Sharing

EAWLS publishes the world-renowned Swara magazine, whose focus is on conservation challenges and successes as well as new approaches. The magazine is

Policy Influencing

EAWLS takes a lead role in facilitating and contributing to the formulation and implementation of policies and laws in the land, natural resource cons

Conservation Programmes

EAWLS has a strong community-based approach in its direct conservation programmes and initiatives. We work closely with Beach Management Units (BMUs),

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