The Forest Challenge
The Forest Challenge is an initiative of the East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) in collaboration with Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO) and Kenya Forest Service (KFS) launched in 2014. It is a unique opportunity for participants interact with nature by taking part in competitive yet fun activities in Kereita Forest, which forms part of the larger Aberdare Forest.
Restored key water catchments areas in Kenya that are essential to support livelihoods and the survival of wildlife ecosystems.
The Forest Challenge aims to raise funds to continue the restoration of key water towers by rehabilitating at least 600 hectares (equivalent to planting at least 600,000 indigenous tree seedlings) over a period of 10 years.
This programme also aims to empower local communities by purchasing seedlings from them and creating employment for members of communities that live adjacent to woodlands under restoration.
Forest Rehabilitation Programme Impact Report 2021
While the key objective of the event is to raise funds for the Forest Rehabilitation Programme, the event is also vital in creating awareness on importance of conserving forests thus triggering interest and action among individuals and corporates.
Forest Challenge Impacts at Glance
- Environmental Impacts
- 30,000 indigenous trees grown in Mau and Aberdare water towers
- 27 ha of degraded forest rehabilitated
2022 Sponsors & Partners
Forest Rehabilitation Champions
Past Sponsors & Partners