Kinyongia tenue_Longo-Shimba Hills
Image credit: Dr. Patrick Kinyatta Malonza( National Museum)

Promoting community Awareness and Conservation in Shimba Hills

2023 - 2024
Species protected

Project objectives

This research project’s objectives are to establish the conservation status of the two target species, conduct surveys to assess their distribution and abundance, and develop a conservation education and awareness program targeted at local communities in the Shimba Hills region in Kenya.


Habitat loss & degradation

Field sampling carried out as part of this project will contribute to the conservation of these two species by providing important information on their ecology and population size both in protected and unprotected habitats, aided by a conservation education program that will raise awareness of the importance of conserving these species and their habitat.

This research project is implemented by Thomas Nyaranga, Kenyatta University.