Hub East Africa
Transformative actions in Kenya and Madagascar
Changes in land use combined with the effects of climate change have increased pressure on natural resources, increasing competition between people and wildlife in East Africa. In Kenya, habitat degradation and fragmentation through agricultural expansion, urbanization and land management practices, for instance, pose threats to diverse flora and fauna while also limiting the movement of both people and animals. In Madagascar, valuable natural resources face endangerment due to deforestation, soil degradation, and shortened cultivation cycles, contributing to the expansion of cropland into remaining forests.
At the Hub East Africa, our objective is to promote the coexistence of people and nature by preserving the connectivity, functionality, and health of ecosystems. Additionally, we aim to leverage the co-benefits of biodiversity for the well-being of both humans and the ecosystem. Currently, our main projects in the countries include: the dual-purpose corridor initiative; ecosystem inventory for arid and semi-arid lands; Laikipia County Spatial Planning; youth-led conservation; and landscape restoration using semi-circular bunds.