Kenya’s ecological diversity ranges from lowland and mountain forests to wooded and open grasslands, semi-arid scrubland, dry woodlands, inland aquatic and coastal and marine ecosystems. These ecosystems experience pressure from high population, poor land use practices, pollution, invasive species, inadequate laws on biodiversity and the compounding effects of climate change. The country continues to take strategic actions to address these threats and promote sustainable utilization of biodiversity.

  • In May 2019, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya hosted the Anglophone Africa Regional Trialogue in Nairobi to raise awareness on the key messages of the two interlinked IPBES Thematic Assessment Reports on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production and Land Degradation and Restoration.
  • Under BES-Net II, Kenya will be receiving catalytic support through the BES Solution Fund to implement key priority actions identified during the Trialogue.
  • Kenya is also receiving support from BES-Net to contribute to national efforts addressing land degradation, building on the latest knowledge and evidence.

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