Tourism and other conservation-compatible enterprises with revenues going back to the parks and communities is aiding in economic development and poverty alleviation. Properly managed forest with inclusive tourism development plans implemented can make a direct contribution to local and national economy.
Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest advocate for the development of ecosystem tourism development plan to guide eco-tourist development in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The rigorous demands of the industry today and the need to safeguard the biological diversity of the forest mean that a structured rational approach is acutely needed, including business model and benefit sharing mechanisms with communities.
Meanwhile, we support installation of forest information signage, clearing walking paths and connect guides with stakeholders to support donations of small equipment.