|The World Land Trust has just launched its new appeal, to protect forest in Kenya on the coastline.
Dakatcha has been identified as a Key Biodiversity Area and an Important Bird Area. It has no official protection – but the future of this habitat could be secured under the ownership of Nature Kenya.
The World Land Trust partners with Nature Kenya and their current project is to protect 810 acres before the threats of illegal charcoal production, hunting, controlled pineapple farming and the persistent threat of deforestation see this rare area burn.
Save land by sponsoring an acre – or even quarter of an acre, and you can help save a species.
You can get involved by sponsoring an acre for £100, half an acre for £50, or a quarter of an acre for £25.00
So why save Dakatcha?
The You Tube video below shows the reasons why we should all help save the area. It’s a vital area for people and animals locally, but it also is the case that every single healthy intact forest we can save will help us in the fight against climate change.
New species are still to be found here, as little is known about the forest – but it is known that endangered species such as the Clarke’s Weaver, the Sokoko Scops Owl and the Golden Oriole need this area.
I’m making a donation in memory of my wonderful father on this Father’s Day. He loved his feathered friends and his trees – and he enjoyed a family holiday to Kenya many years ago. So the ties are there, and I can’t think of a better way to remember my father than save an acre of forest in his memory.
Save land, save species here.