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Name: Harvey Croze
Date registered: 7 April 2012

Latest posts

  1. Colobus Monkeys Back In Karura — 31 May 2014
  2. Useful Karura Contact Numbers — 25 April 2014
  3. Bikers: Head North! — 30 March 2014
  4. New Bridges — 17 March 2014
  5. Sharks Gate Now Open — 19 January 2014

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May 31

Colobus Monkeys Back In Karura

Colobus Mum

Colobus Monkeys (Colobus guereza kikuyuensis) are being re-introduced to the forest. Under the careful and experienced protocols of the Institute of Primate Research (, FKF, along with KFS and KWS, and with more generous support from AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) has been working hard to bring this iconic highlands primate back to Karura …

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Apr 25

Useful Karura Contact Numbers

Kenya Forest Service Inspector Ezra ………….……… 0724 145314 Sgt. Catherine ……..…….……. 0725 370990 Corp. Adano …………………… 0720 300249 John Orwa, Chief Forester …… 0727 818963   Friends of Karura Forest John Chege, Chief Scout ……. 0724 215423 Peter Njui, G4S ……….………. 0722 846264 Karanja Njoroge, Chair ………. 0729 030301 Cristina Croze, Vice-Chair …… 0722 204861 …

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Mar 30

Bikers: Head North!

Bike Track

The ca. 12 km northern bike trail is proving very popular to bikers and hikers alike. And, you can now get to it from KFEET as well as from the newly-opened Shark’s Gate (Gate C on the map). Follow the red arrows past junction 12a over the new foot-cum-bike bridge (built with timber from the …

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Mar 17

New Bridges

New Gitathuru bridge

FKF has used your gate fees and donor money to construct two new bridges for better access to the forest. One (shown right), over the Gitathuru River off Limuru Road to enter the Sigiria Salient through Gate E at Junction 54, required major works involving six large culverts and serious cement and stone works to …

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Jan 19

Sharks Gate Now Open

At Sharks Gate

‘Sharks Gate’ officially opened Saturday, 25 Jan! Rental bikes were going like hotcakes from the KFEET Centre. We need more to rent. Do any Friends have any old trail bikes lying around the house that could be donated to Karura?  Click for bike trail map. In clearing the parking area we found much the area …

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Sep 06

Forest Improvement

Forest Improvement

More than 1,000 exotic Eucalyptus have been cleared from the little swamp along the upper Turaco Creek opposite KEFEET (you can just see the Centre on the right of the image above). The challenge is now do keep the old Eucalyptus from coppicing. We are trying to kill the stumps physically: a huge, labour-intensive chore. …

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Jun 27

Waterweeds invade Lily Lake

Waterweed control

See more on the FKF Facebook page.

Nov 15

Don’t Jeopardise Your Dog’s Fun

A few dog owners are still ignoring the Dog Guidelines and letting their dogs run wild in Dogs-On-Leash areas. Uncontrolled dogs, especially in groups, endanger forest wildlife (duikers, bushbuck) and in some areas poses a risk to the dogs themselves: if your GSD meets an angry bushpig mother protecting her young, the dog will come …

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