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Utilisation of Kakamega Forest Reserve by adjacent households

L. Emerton

Utilisation of Kakamega Forest Reserve by adjacent households

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 -- 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 E484 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination66, ix leaves :
      Number of Pages66
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL962565M
      LC Control Number95980448

      Western Kenya adjacent to the western portion of Kakamega forest, 35 km from Lake Victoria, and approximately - km east of Kakamega town. The Kakamega forest reserve borders Ileho Sub-county to the North and Shinyalu Sub-county to the South (BIOTA ). Shinyalu has a human population of , with four locations (KNBS ). sample of households adjacent to Kakamega Forest. The aim of the study focused on the evaluation of pos-sible threats to the forest under the scenario that the lo-cal population continues to heavily use Kakamega Forest, disregarding the restrictions posed by national law. The data collected serves as a base for an estimate of the po-.

      kakamega forest national reserve. Although the Kakamega Reserve has been a protected area for a long time, it was declared a national reserve in May, It is the only natural tropical rainforest left in Kenya today - quite a change from the olden times when dense rainforest covered west Africa and Central Africa, extending to the walls of. GUIDE ON KAKAMEGA FOREST RESERVE. The Kakamega Forest presents you with the opportunity to view tree species, 60 types of orchids, species of birds, butterfly species, 7 primate species, varied mammals and much more.

        Forest products benefits were estimated at US$ for each household (Emerton, ). Kakamega Forest (29, ha) is a Forest Reserve under the management of the Kenya Forest Service but also harbours a National Reserve under the management of the Kenya Wildlife Service. The neighbouring population is estimated at , Kakamega Forest Reserve ; At Kenya Safaris Tours, we offer a popular range of Kenya only and combined Kenya & Tanzania safari trips leaving from Nairobi and from the Beach areas of Mombasa, Diani, Malindi, Watamu or from Arusha. Book your Guided wildlife safari tour package on your /20 East African safari holiday.


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Utilisation of Kakamega Forest Reserve by adjacent households by L. Emerton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Kakamega Forest National Reserve “Canopy of Natural Beauty. 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. In the north of the forest is the 4, hectares (45 km 2; 17 sq mi) Kakamega National Reserve, given national forest reserve status in Just to the north is the Kisere Forest Reserve.

Throughout the forest are a series of grassy glades, ranging in size from about 1 to 50, with a few larger clearings. The origins of the glades are uncertain. The Kakamega Forest. For more pictures from Kakamega, see the Utilisation of Kakamega Forest Reserve by adjacent households book show at the bottom of the page.

The Kakamega National Reserve is a 36 km 2 reserve, situated at the north end of the Kakamega Forest, in Western Province, Kenya, at an elevation of about m, along the northeastern edge of the Lake Victoria basin. Along its eastern edge rises the partially forested Nandi Escarpment which.

Kakamega Forest National Reserve was opened in and is Kms from Nairobi covering an area of Sq. Kms. It is the only tropical rainforest in Kenya, left over from past millennia when dense rain forest stretched from West Africa, across Central Africa and into the highland areas on the west and eastern walls of the Great Rift Valley.

Kakamega Forest National Reserve. Background Information. Kakamega Forest National Reserve is located in Western Kenya, km from is the only tropical rainforest in Kenya, left over from past millennia when dense rain forest stretched from West Africa, across Central Africa and into the highland areas on the west and eastern walls of the Great Rift Valley.

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 (NTFPs) by Households Adjacent to South Nandi Forest, Kenya James O.

Maua 1,2 * Tsingalia, Mugastia Harrison 1 Cheboiwo, Joshua. 2 University, P.O. BoxEldoret, Kenya. Detailed map of Kakamega Forest National Reserve showing the location of all major lodges, tented camps, attractions, campsites, rivers and roads. By continuing you agree to our use of cookies.

By browsing through this site you agree to our use of cookies. Kakamega forest, the forest provides food, fuel wood, charcoal, timber and herbal medicine, a grazing area for animals, employment and act as venues for cultural ga forest, which is a major tourist attraction because of its richness in biodiversity, is being depleted at a.

incursions. Adjacent to the Forest in the East is the Nandi Escarpment at 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 Kakamega project has introduced a new action plan to support sustainable utilization of medicinal plants.

Farmers have been mobilized to practice on-farm cultivation of selected medicinal plants. This results in reduced pressure on forest herbal medicine while.

Kakamega rainforest is located in Western Province of Kenya. The forest lies between latitudes 0°10′ and 0°21′ North and longitudes 34°47′ and 34°58′ East ().The area has altitude ranging from to m above sea level, receives an average annual rainfall of mm and the maximum temperature is 26 °C (Müller and Mburu,Ouma et al., ).

Abstract: Kakamega Forest is a rich natural setting endowed with abundant flora and fauna used by the local communities who once lived within the forest and those who now border it.

There has been scarcity of information on plants used in basic traditional healthcare by the adjacent communities, Luhya, yet alternative medicine continues to fill in the gap left over by modern medicine.

Expert national park guide on Kakamega Forest in west Kenya - East Africa. View Kakamega Forest safari trip prices and honeymoon tour, booking family holidays, solo travel packages, accommodation reviews, videos, photos & maps.

North and Kakamega East are majorly covered by the Kakamega Forest and are drained by two rivers: Isiukhu to the north and Yala rivers to the South.

The forest is the only remaining rain forest in Kenya and is the furthest east remnant of the Guinea-Congolese rain forest. Source: GoK Kakamega. The KFE covers distinct forest management units as follows: Kakamega Forest Reserve, Kibiri forest in Vihiga District, Yala River Nature Reserve, Isecheno Nature Reserve, Malava and Bunyala Forests all under the management of the KFS and the Kakamega and National Reserves under the management of KWS, all of which make the Kakamega Forest.

sample of households adjacent to Kakamega Forest. The aim of the study focused on the evaluation of pos- sible threats to the forest under the scenario that the lo.

The Kakamega forest is one of the highly dense rural areas in the world with an average population density of people per Km2 (Blackett, ).

Studies have also shown that more thanpeople distributed in 57 villages occupy the area adjacent to the forest and are greatly dependent on NTFPs as household. Gold, Milk and Honey. Thick bushes, trees tall and large, thick air graced with the fine beauty of butterflies of all sizes and colours, 45% of Kenya’s entire butterfly population they say, small valleys that leave you panting or as good as new when you reach the rivers at the bottom let you know that you are on the square km Kakamega Forest Reserve.

Visiting north side of the forest KWS Kakamega Forest national reserve entrance fee must be paid at the gate.

Operating Hours. The park is open days a year, even holidays, 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.

Kakamega forest contacts for booking. The Kakamega Forest Medicinal Plant Resources and their Utilization by the Adjacent Luhya Community. Kakamega Forest, the Official Guide. 1st Edn., KIFCON, Nairobi, pp: Kokwaro, J.O., Conservation status of the kakamega forest in Kenya: The easternmost relic of the equatorial rainforests of Africa.

Monog.around Kakamega forest appears to have occurred in the late 19th and the early 20th century. The area is densely settled and the demand for forest products is very evident.

The Kakamega forest area adjacent to Buyangu village is under KWS management and communities are not allowed to access any forest products. Despite of this, the.Northern part of the Forest which is managed as a nature reserve.

Activities importance of the Forest to the local communities and the extent and type of forest utilisation by the adjacent households. Other studies, for example Bennun and linkages and interactions between the adjacent Forest Community and Kakamega Forest in terms of.