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Patients waiting to be weighed as part of MEDCAP in Tswaka, Kenya 2012. © Tech. Sgt. Daniel St Pierre, 4th Combat Camera Squadron Size of Wales

Wildlife, water, and the climate: understanding well-being in Kenya






Happy New Year! A new year often makes us think about how happy and healthy we are, and we’ve been thinking about that here too. One of our biggest goals here is to improve people’s well-being, because the health of people is intrinsically linked with the health of the forests and wildlife around them – we […]

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Students can now study for longer thanks to solar lanterns. Image © Jeff DeKock Size of Wales

How our support is helping to tackle climate change and transforming lives in Kenya






As the world’s leaders and top scientists have been gathering in Paris to discuss climate change and global warming, villagers in Fihoni, which borders the Gogoni Forest, are celebrating a successful switch to clean and renewable energy – thanks to WWF and Size of Wales. I have written about Fihoni village in my previous blogs. […]

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Could a small nation teach the world something about tackling climate change?






Just a stone’s throw from Paris, a small country is taking a distinctive approach to tackling climate change. It’s taken six hours or so by train for me to travel to the climate talks from Cardiff, Wales. I’m here with colleagues from Stop Climate Chaos Cymru – a coalition of NGOs – to explain how […]

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An ancient, indigenous tree in Boni. The forest ecosystem is important to both people and the environment in Kenya. © US AID Size of Wales

WWF working to protect people and wildlife from development projects in Kenya






Lamu County, and in particular the Boni-Dodori forest, is an incredibly diverse and rich area. It’s also home to the indigenous Aweer community who depend on beautiful and important area for their livelihoods including food, shelter, herbal medicine, cultural practices and spiritual needs. Development A few kilometers away from this important forest are two emerging major […]

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Rangers identifying birds © Ann Komen Size of Wales

A haven for bird life is under threat – these new rangers could hold the key to protecting it






The coastal forests of Boni and Dodori are home to a huge diversity of birds and are a significant stop-over and dispersal site for a number of migrating bird species from other neighbouring countries. The birds that you can find include the Basra reed warbler, white-headed vulture, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, Somali ostrich, southern banded […]

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A fisherman in Kenya Size of Wales

Dredging in Kenya: an update on the campaign to save beautiful beaches and precious habitats






In my last blog I brought to your attention plans to remove millions of tonnes of sea sand and debris off the south coast of Kenya which poses great danger to fragile habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods. This blog is to update you on this issue – the struggle is still on and far from […]

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Houses of Parliament © Treye Rice / Flickr

Can David Cameron’s government offer hope for the environment?






The election of the first Conservative majority administration for a generation opened a new chapter for UK environmental policy. Would David Cameron, who once asked Britain to ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’, provide strong leadership on green issues, or would his Government retreat to a depressing grey zone, with green priorities consigned to the distant margins? […]

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