Thematic Projects & Activities

FoNNaP carries out a wide range of activities geared at assessing and protecting the biodiversity of  Nairobi National Park and its surrounding ecosystems.

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Citizen Science Game Counts & Clean-up Activities

Since its inception in 1995, Friends of Nairobi National Park has been implementing a citizen science game count and park clean up activity in partnership with Kenya Wildlife Service. The activities are done once in two months by our members who are paired, and each given a block to count game during the exercise.

The game count exercise informs various research in wildlife trends at both Kenya Wildlife Service and FoNNaP research. The clean-up activity ensures the park is free of plastics and any other solid waste that might affect the biological diversity inside the park.

The Nairobi National Park animal trends over the years as determined from the game count activities (Link accessed only with a membership number)

To participate in any of the above activities one needs to be a member of FoNNaP. On how to be a member, please visit the membership page.

Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Programme

FoNNaP has for a long time been supporting the installation of LED Predator Deterrent Systems, often called Lion Lights, in the Athi-Kapiti wildlife dispersal area. The installation of these lights serves to reduce night-time predator attacks on livestock during the night and therefore reducing human-wildlife conflict in the dispersal areas of Nairobi National Park. The flashing lights are installed around livestock enclosures in which they give false alarms of human activity thereby deterring predators.
One set of Lion Lights costs; Ksh. 30,000.

If you would like to support this project, visit our donate button and choose Light Lights project on the option menu.

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Students Wildlife Conservation Programme

FoNNaP runs an education programme that targets the general public and learning institutions. The programme’s main objective is to create more awareness on Nairobi National Park and its importance and on the need for wildlife conservation. Some of the activities through which the objective is achieved are school park exposure visits, sporting activities, bicycle for wildlife in partnership with The Wildlife Foundation, educational field trips and wildlife talks at Nairobi National Park.

Save Nairobi National Park Campaign

The SaveNNP Campaign is a volunteer-led campaign spearheaded by FoNNaP that seeks to ensure that the Nairobi National Park is protected and remains to serve its original purpose as a biodiversity conservation asset. The campaign was started at a time when different government projects were either planned or implemented inside Nairobi National Park.
Through the support of a consortium of partners, the campaign continues to remain committed to its course and is engaging different strategies with the Kenya Wildlife Service, the communities living south of the park, and other stakeholders, to better conserve Nairobi National Park and its larger ecosystem.

Past Engagements

  1. The Southern Bypass
    Members of FoNNaP instituted legal action against relevant authorities against the construction of the Southern Bypass through the Nairobi National Park.
  2. Campaigns against the SGR Across NNP
    The SaveNNP Campaign led the Reroute the SGR Campaigns that advocated for the realignment of the Standard Gauge railway away from Nairobi National Park. It planned and executed a series of peaceful protests and legal action against the SGR passing through the Nairobi National Park. Despite the railway having been built through the park, work on this campaign still continues and there have been some recent successes with our cases in court.

Current Engagements
The SaveNNP Campaign is currently working closely with different partners and the Kenya Wildlife Service to align the proposed Nairobi National Park Management Plan towards measures that protect biodiversity both inside and outside the Park while encouraging sustainable tourism.

The Campaign regularly takes action against on-going threats to the park such as monitoring and reporting incidences of pollution.

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Campaign

Save Nairobi National Park

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Research Activities

FoNNaP is in the process of establishing a research wing that conducts research on various issues concerning the park and providing possible solutions both within and the bordering ecosystem. The process will be done through collaborations with learning institutions of higher learning and research and publishing collaborations. The Nairobi National Park animal trends over the years as determined from the game count activities can be accessed in our members’ section.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

The lights flash on intervals during the night making a false impression of human activity and false judgment by predators thereby preventing nigh time attacks on livestock.

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Public Resources

Wildlife Conservation & Management Act Cap 376 2
Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas (Final, July 2017)
Nairobi National Park Revised draft Management Plan 2020-2030
The Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill (2013)
A WILDLIFE SERVICE 2020-2021 CONSERVATION FEES
A Guide to the Wildlife Act of Kenya 2013
WILDILIFE CORRIDORS AND DISPERSAL AREAS REPORT SUMMARY & FACT SHEET (JULY 2017)
Report on Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas (Final, July 2017)

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