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John Bett, WWF-Kenya, Project ManagerJohn Bett, WWF-Kenya, Project Manager

My name is John Bett. I work with WWF-Kenya as a project manager for Boni Dodori Sustainable Forest Management project. My work mainly entails working closely with communities living adjacent to the forest and other organizations and government agencies operating in the area. Our project aims to ensure the sustainable conservation of the forest landscape covered by Boni and Dodori national reserves and the Lungi and Boni Forest on the north coast of Kenya with the financial support from Size of Wales, WWF UK and Darwin Initiative. These open canopy forests harbour many important species and are equally significant to local livelihoods. At the same time the project support the empowerment of the marginalized Aweer (Boni) community.   I coordinate all project activities and currently carrying out an in-depth inventory of the biodiversity of the national and forest reserves with the aim of understanding the reserves better and generating knowledge that can be used by local community, WWF and other agencies to better manage the natural resources within the ecosystem.

My latest posts

Eastern black and white colobus, or Guereza (Colobus guereza). Usually seen in the tops of trees. Kenya. © Martin Harvey / WWF Coastal Kenya Programme

Pokomo sacred sites, a new opportunity for conservation work in Tana River County

Five counties make up Kenya’s incredible coastline: Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu, and Tana River County. Sadly, what often comes to mind when thinking about Tana River County is hostile climatic conditions, hunger, conflict, insecurity, and human suffering. But spend time in Tana River County and you will be amazed by the opportunities that exist. The […]

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Well-being Interviews, Coastal Kenya

From the Field: Measuring Well-being

Conservation is, in many ways, a social undertaking. People have a dynamic and important role to play in conservation. On the one hand, they can exert extreme and often unsustainable pressure on natural resources, because livelihoods and wellbeing so often depend on natural resources. On the other hand, they can be critically important stewards of […]

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