Protected Area Systems (PAS) -Montagne project

What the project is about


Project Goal: Coastal forests of Kenya are conserved, managed and sustainably utilized through a participatory system that optimizes benefits for present and future generations at landscape scales.

Project Outcomes
The project has two technical outcomes and a project management unit outcome:

  • Landscape conservation of coastal forests resources successfully piloted in Kwale district with participation by all stakeholders and resulting in improved status of key biodiversity values
  • Integration of Kwale Forest Landscape Restoration model as best practice into protected area policy and programmes in all coastal forest landscapes in Kenya.
  • The management outcome is enabling of timely and efficient of project activities through effective project administration, M & E, and coordination.


What we have archieved so far

Key Project Outputs

  • Improved management and conservation of the biodiversity of Kwale achieved through monitoring, land use mapping, forest rehabilitation, management planning, gazettement and protection
  • Existing and incoming policies and mechanisms for forest conservation, sustainable management and utilization are harmonized and communicated to relevant stakeholders
  • Effective participatory forest management systems in place, embracing traditional forest management practices and government priorities
  • Sustainable alternative livelihoods developed and supported leading to reduced pressure on forest resources.
  • Lessons learned from Kwale Forest Landscape Conservation Model fully documented and communicated to GoK forest management authorities
  • Best practices from Kwale Forest Landscape Conservation Model are incorporated into future proposals and plans for conservation and management of Kenya’s forests PA system

Flagship transformational achievements to date
The project has provided a good model for Forest Landscape management that is now being replicated in Boni-Dodori and Tana River landscapes. The project has also built strong a partnership that incorporates government, NGOs, private sector and community resulting to enhanced transparency, good governance, participatory monitoring and information sharing. These have proved to be a good vehicle for delivery of forest landscape restoration project objectives.

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