Environment & Wildlife Conservation among our Community.
The high population density and lack of infrastructure has led to acute problems of drainage, sanitation and solid waste management. Most sewage runs downhill in open ditches, resulting in stagnation, breeding insects and environmental pollution.
Cities around the world are undergoing rapid urbanization, resulting in the growth of informal settlements or slums. These informal settlements lack basic services, including sanitation, and are associated with joblessness, low-income levels, and insecurity. Families living in such settlements may turn to a variety of strategies to improve their livelihoods and household food security, including urban agriculture. However, given the lack of formal sanitation services in most of these informal settlements, residents are frequently exposed to a number of environmental risks, including biological and chemical contaminants. In our slums, households practice a form of urban agriculture called sack gardening, or vertical gardening, where plants such as kale and Swiss chard are planted into large sacks filled with soil. Given the nature of farming in slum environments, small skill farmers and consumers of this produce are potentially exposed to a variety of environmental contaminants due to the lack of formal sanitation systems. These small skill farmers perceived exposure to biological contaminants to be the greatest risk to their food crops, that heavy metal contamination was also significant risk. We promote and support urban agriculture in informal settlements, and more generally about the trade-offs created by farming in urban spaces where we serve in Nairobi slums.
Wildlife Conservation among our Community.
Wildlife conservation is the preservation and protection of animals, plants, and their habitats. By conserving wildlife, we’re ensuring that future generations can enjoy our natural world and the incredible species that live within it. To help protect wildlife, it’s important to understand how species interact within their ecosystems, and how they’re affected by environmental and human influences.
Wildlife conservation aims at:
1) Maintaining healthy wildlife populations
2) Maintaining the number of animals in balance with their habitats.
3) Keeping track of current habitat conditions and breeding populations
4) preventing total extinction of species.
Wildlife conservation has become an increasingly important practice due to the negative effects of human activity. Wildlife conversation creates awareness to recognize the importance of wildlife for their aesthetic, scientific and ecological values.
We are dedicated and ever ready to wildlife conservation to our community where we serve. Along we help to implement policies to protect wildlife and promote various wildlife conservation processes.