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Security & Safety

Bridge over GithaturuSecurity of Karura Forest and safety of its visitors are of primary concern to the Friends of Karura Forest. Security covers a wide range of issues — entry control, electric fence management, infrastructure safety, traffic management, land-grabbing, dog control, fire contingency, to name a few. FKF staff as well as board members and other volunteers are active 24/7 to make sure all bases are covered. Please help us out with your vigilance and cooperation.

Karura Title Deeds Revoked

In July 2017 the Kenya National Land Commission revoked 151 title deeds issued under dubious circumstances during the 1990s.  Nearly thirty percent of Karura Forest Reserve had been earmarked for housing developments.  What might have been! On the Google Earth image above we show the areas (in red) of Karura Forest Reserve that had been …

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Hyenas, Stray Dogs, Begone!

There has been much ado in Karura Forest recently over dogs and their relatives. First a hyena was spotted on Kitisuru road in mid-February, and a week later actually seen in the Sigiria block.  We tried to trap it using a Kenya Wildlife Service lion trap baited with offal, but other nocturnal animals kept springing the trap. A large …

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