Publications

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 12:18

Restoring Forest Landscapes: A "Win-Win" for People, Nature and Climate outlines key messages for policy makers, synthesizing major lessons learnt from a recent review of the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on the climate benefits of forest landscape restoration (FLR).

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:34

Draft ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the eleventh sesssion of the United Nations Forum on Forests

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:29

Draft resolution submitted by the Chair of the United Nations Forum on Forests at its eleventh session, Noel Nelson Messone (Gabon), on the basis of informal consultations

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 07:44

Improved governance of natural resources is crucial for building climate resilient livelihoods and economies in Africa’s drylands. This paper looks at why the authority and capacity of customary

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 07:07

Wood carving is one of the most lucrative industries in Kenya. It is highly associated with the tourism industry and enjoys large volume of export market worldwide. However, a number of the indigenous wood carving species have been over exploited and it is crucial to identify alternative species to sustain the industry. The main objective of the study was to determine physical, macroscopic and microscopic features of Kenyan wood carving species and use these properties to classify them.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 08:06

Whether invasion of introduced plant species may be aided by certain community properties is poorly understood for species-rich ecosystems, such as tropical montane forests. In Kenya, the non-native tree Fraxinus pennsylvanica has invaded degraded montane forests. We used generalized linear mixed models to examine the relative importance of different community properties to Fraxinus invasion after agricultural abandonment and in the secondary forest.

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 09:32

Commiphora holtziana gum resins when solvent extracted followed by a combination of chromatographic separation techniques on hexane extract of the Wajir sample, led to the isolation and characterization of a new compound, 11–hydroxy-?-muurolene 1. In addition, two known compounds, (1E)-2-methoxy-8,12-
epoxygermacra-1(10),7,11-triene-6-one 2 and (1E)-3-methoxy-8,12-epoxygermacra-1,7(8),10(15),11-tetraen-6-

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:41

Forests in Africa and Asia host various wildlife populations that cause varying levels of damages to forest resources. The economic damage is more severe in forest plantations meant for timber production that require huge financial outlays. Like many countries most forest ecosystems in Kenya contain many forest plantations
and wild game conservation units. Despite the heavy losses to plantation crops by wild game, the extent of theloss as well as existence of a balance between wild game conservation and plantation forestry remains unknown.