Lake Naivasha 1945
Naivasha is a freshwater lake of about a hundred
square kilometres whose southern shoreline has
become the focus of the country’s horticulture.
The tremendous value of the lake as a wildlife
resource has to be carefully balanced with its
economic value – and that is where the Earthwatch
teams come in. We helped the local people achieve
its partial protection as Kenya’s 2nd ‘Ramsar’ site
(an international convention for a wetland of high
importance) in 1995 and our work now provides the
essential scientific basis for the lake’s
Management Plan. We are helping to understand the
critical ecological processes in the key habitats
that require conservation.
Lake Naivasha 1995
In 1999 the projects' scientists organised an international
conference at Naivasha in partnership with the Lake
Naivasha Riparian Association.
of all the presentations made were published by UNESCO
as one of their Technical Reports. The full scientific
papers, which are published in a book are
listed on the achievements page.