Taita Taveta WIldlife Forum

Taita/Taveta Wildlife Forum (TTWF) came into being in 2000 when the local landowners realized the need to join hands in order to address the rampant Human-Wildlife conflict in the region, environmental destruction and the quest for benefit-sharing from Tsavo National Park.

It is a Community Based Organization operating in the Tsavo ecosystem and a membership organization. It was incorporated as a Trust under the Perpetual Succession Act Cap 264 of the Laws of Kenya in March 2003. It is governed by 9 elected Trustees drawn from its administrative zones – Voi, Wundanyi, Mwatate and Taveta.

Recent Happenings

  1. TTWF supports 4 small scale farmers to attend a “come and See” workshop held in Embu in February/March under the aegis of TIST (The International Small Groups & Tree Planting Program). As a result many farmers have now joined the program where they will plant trees and eventually earn ‘carbon credits’. This is a new cash crop for our farmers and a sure way of encouraging tree growing. For more information log on to www.tist.org
  2.  TTWF feted in Pretoria South Africa as one of the 35 SEED AWARD WINNERS for 2011. The Executive Coordinator, Mr. John Mlamba received a certificate on behalf of the initiative Partners, the Kenya Forest Service, Taita Taveta Zone and RONGO Water Resource Users Association. The event took place from 28th March to 1st April 2012
  3. TTWF hosts Mr. John Watkin, The Grants Director, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) from the 15th to 16th April. The Grants Director visited some of the activities being undertaken under the Taita Hills Forest Connectivity Project and planted an endemic tree seedling, Milletia oblata near Ngangao Natural Forest.
  4. The Kenya Wildlife Service, Tsavo Conservation Area held a two day workshop aimed at developing a Community Wildlife Management Strategy on the 17th and 18th April at the Galaxy Hotel in Voi. TTWF will sit in the technical committee selected to harmonise the draft Strategy.


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