Since its inception, CGA has planted over 2.1 million trees in Eastern Africa.
The Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) approach builds on the protected area approach by linking conservation and tourism development and by involving the people living in or near protected areas.
Protected areas have become one of the most widely accepted conservation methods around the world, by restricting the use of identified resources. However, experience in Kenya shows that while tourism can generate significant revenues, this does not always benefit local communities directly.
Through this approach CGA is ensuring revenues are shared fairly, encouraging entrepreneurial development and discouraging poaching. They also promote alternative income generating activities around the protected areas and parks and plant trees. Finally they provide micro loans to community members living near protected forests. Donate now to help continue this work.