forest condition https://fornis.net/taxonomy/term/307?content=All en Forests, adjacent communities and formal and non formal institutions interactions and their impacts on forest condition: the case of Kedowa block, West Mau forest https://fornis.net/node/277 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Forests, adjacent communities and formal and non formal institutions interactions and their impacts on forest condition: the case of Kedowa block, West Mau forest</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p> Southwest Mau forest is one of the remaining natural forests in Kenya. This forest complex plays a significant role in water catchment feeding the major rivers and streams that make up the hydrological systems of Lake Victoria. In addition, it is a reservoir of unique biological diversity. However, the Mau forest Complex has been under constant pressure by adjacent communities and emigrants from other areas who have settled. The new settlers are clearing land for subsistence agriculture, removing remnants of the forest and opening up new forest areas through non resident cultivation. These activities are jeopardizing the integrity of this forest to provide the essential role of regulating the flow of water to Lake Victoria, thus affecting downstream areas. This forest contributes directly and indirectly to the livelihood of the local forest adjacent communities.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/26/2010 - 18:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/Mau%20Forest_Site_Report.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2403662">Mau Forest_Site_Report.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>2.29 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/307" hreflang="en">forest condition</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/308" hreflang="en">kedowa block</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/284" hreflang="en">kenya</a> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 18:20:02 +0000 sbritwum 277 at https://fornis.net