The Kesho Trust involves a wide variety of inspirations, projects and people, all working towards a common goal of ecosystem protection and community integration with surrounding green space.
1. Kesho Trust believes in the values of community based environmental conservation.
2. Seeks to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between protected areas and local communities.
3. Works with local partner organisations and communities that share Kesho's values.
Protected areas and biodiversity are increasingly threatened by unsustainable land and resources use practices. Poverty and social injustice have often driven local, indigenous communities to abandon traditional conservation practices, contributing to deforestation, soil erosion and wildlife habitat loss in and surrounding protected areas. For their part, protected areas have historically ignored local community livelihood needs and in many cases displaced people from their traditional resources base. Today, there is a growing recognition that parks and local people need to partner for mutual well-being.
The Kesho Trust believes in conservation and critical role of parks and protected areas in biodiversity conservation. The Kesho Trust seeks to build stronger and mutually beneficial relationships between protected areas and local communities.
Kesho Trust is among key partners of SANA on environmental conservation.