Environment


2 years ago

Amazing Facts About Kenya\'s Mount Kenya

One strange fact is that the word Kenya that denotes this beautiful country actually derives its roots from the name Mount Kenya. Mount Kenya is also the second tallest mountain in Africa, second after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mount Kenya is seventeen thousand and fifty seven feet tall.

All the peaks on Mount Kenya were formed as a result of volcanic eruptions dating over two million years ago when the mountain was active. Presently, the mountain is dead with regards to volcanic activity. The mountain is formed from different types of rocks.

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2 years ago

Strange But True Facts About Kenya

There is no true meaning of the word KENYA. All there is are a number of myths that explain how the name could have come to be but there is not any one of them that is formerly recognized as the meaning of the word Kenya. All the myths however site Mt. Kenya as the name from which the word Kenya was formed.

Kenya has only two seasons. It experiences the rainy season and the sunny season only owing to the geographical location of the country. It is an equatorial country. The capital City of Kenya is Nairobi which is also the capital city of Nairobi province.

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2 years ago

Lake Victoria In Kenya

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa with a surface of twenty six thousand square miles. It is also the world’s second largest fresh water lake behind Lake Superior in North America. The lake is shared by two other countries, Uganda and Tanzania.

The name Victoria came from Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Lake Victoria has an average depth of forty meters with the deepest point being eighty four meters deep. The main sources of water in this lake are rain and other smaller streams that flow into the lake. Rain accounts for eighty percent of the water in the lake w  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Research programmes offered by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in Kenya

Marine areas are one of the best areas which Kenya is privileged to have. Marine areas is considered home to many species both plants and animals and therefore there maintenance should be a priority. Fisheries on the hand is related to marine lands because fisheries is impossible without marine. Fisheries ensure that they offer the best source of white meat in the country in form of different fish ranging in size and variety.

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute has therefore been established to ensure that the life in the marine land is properly managed and protected. This  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Types of forests in Kenya

There are several types but predominantly they are classified as either primary or planted forests. These forests are on an alarming decline due to human activities such as clearing land for settling the large population. The forest types in Kenya are described below.

 Primary plantations reserved for protection purposes e.g., indigenous forests of Kenya, These forests consist of native species and have had no human intervention such that their ecological processes are intact and not significantly disturbed. Primary forests are those forests that have never been logged and have  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

The Big Five Animals in Kenya

                                          

The big five are recognized as the most dangerous animals in planet. They include the lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo.

The Lion

Lions weigh about 225kg and considered the most dangerous of the five animals. There hunting skills are extraordinary as well as their courage to approach a bigger prey without fe  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Threatened Wildlife in Kenya

Kenya is one of the biggest tourist destinations in East and Central Africa. Tourists are attracted to Kenya’s warm weather, escaping the chilling cold winters in the temperate countries. Wildlife also attracts tourists. Kenya is well known for its big five which include the leopard, rhino, buffalo, lion and the great elephant. It is very disturbing to realize that four of the ‘big five’ are facing the risk of extinction. Too many of them fall prey to poachers who put their selfish interests first at the expense of the whole tourism and hotel industry.

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2 years ago

Conserving The Mau Forest

Current statistics show that Kenya had only 1.7% forest cover by 2006. This is a disturbing scenario, bearing in mind the great role played by forests in sustaining the environment and existing ecosystems and the fact that Kenya had a 10% forest covey in 1963. The United Nations recommendation on forest cover for all nations is a 10% forest cover for every nation. Kenya will need about 7.6 billion shillings to achieve this cover by 2030. This will be through the purchase of more than 380 million trees.

When the word ‘forest’ is mentioned in Kenya, the first forest that r  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Multipurpose River Projects In Kenya

Multipurpose projects are projects that serve more than one purpose, they are also called river development projects and help in the economic development of the country. Most of them are located along the course of river Tana. River Tana projects are also called the seven folks project because seven projects were proposed along the river.

The projects include; Masinga, Kindaruma, Kiambere, Gaturu, Kamburu, Mutonga and Grand falls. They were established mainly to provide hydro electric power, to control flooding in the lower Tana basin and to increase food production through irrigati  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

The Most Endangered Wildlife In Kenya

While much wildlife in Kenya has a good life, a number of animals are threatened their existence. Here are some of the most important ones. Two of the most important threats to wildlife in Kenya are loss or destruction of their natural habitat due to the spreading farms and cities, and merciless poaching for their exotic horns, skins and bush meat.

Unions and organisations have been created to try and conserve, but it’s our responsibility as Kenyans to protect them. Below are some Kenyan animal species to concern for here in Kenya: