The Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is a non-profit conservation organisation supporting the management and conservation of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, by working closely with government partners as well as the communities bordering the forest.
Safer habitat for forest animals, Ecosystem restored, Greater biodiversity.
Investment opportunities in forest adjacent areas, Sustainable tourism, More jobs, More productive work force, High quality and sustainable forest related business, Provision of ecosystem services.
New jobs and job security, Safer communities, Greater gender equality, Nature based livelihoods.
The essential problem facing the Arabuko-Sokoke forest is the ongoing degradation of the forest biodiversity by the forest adjacent communities. As long as the demand for forest and wildlife-related products exists, the forest biodiversity will be under constant threat. We must continually adapt to this evolving threat of illegal logging, charcoal production or poaching in order to protect the Arabuko-Sokoke forest biodiversity. The main cause of forest exploitation is due to poverty and limited livelihood options. Pressure due to population growth and inadequate government service provision is the greatest threat to the forest and species within it. If the forest is to become sustainable for the long-term, its security is a prerequisite for poverty alleviation, economic development, and for providing safety for all wildlife and their habitats.