News and Updates from Ngong Road Forest

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

The story of these magnificent raptors adpating to life in Nairobi

"African Crowned Eagles:- I have been working with this wonderful species that is arguably the top eagle of Africa. This is their story and how they are adapting to urban life in Nairobi" Washington Wachira

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Updated: Dec 14, 2020

Video by NTV Kenya about the Institute of Primate Research

Click on the link to catch up on the interview and learn more about the Ngong Road Forest.

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Updated: Dec 14, 2020

Muhugu: A forest souvenir

Brachylaena Huillensis (Muhugu) has long been used for wood carvings sold to tourists. This valuable indigenous tree species is currently only found scattered within the Ngong Road Forest. During the plan period, the remaining specimens will be clearly designated for extra protection and new Muhugu seedlings will be planted, setting up a potential revenue stream for local communities adjacent to the forest. Currently, illegal felling is placing the species under threat; Muhugu tree stumps are a common sight within the forest.