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    The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. This convention defines wetlands as, “[A]reas of...
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    The Tana River is Kenya’s longest river and the upper basin covers approximately 17,000 square kilometres and includes two of Kenya’s water towers: the Aberdare Mountains and Mount Kenya. Upper Tana...
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    The profiling of indigenous food that grows in Upper Tana is to provide comparative nutrition information vis.-a-vis. exotic foods that have been adopted by the community. This is aimed at encouraging...
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Wetlands Conservation Planning

The Centre for Biodiversity at the National Museums of Kenya aspires to be the centre of excellence in biodiversity research, dissemination, training and conservation.


Why Wetlands are Important

Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. They allow interaction between water, soil, vegetation and light all the year round or during a greater part of the year. The depth of the water is such that it allows...
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National Wetlands Information Centre

The National Wetlands Information Centre at the National Museums of Kenya is a flagship output of a project on Wetland Biodiversity, Assessment, Mapping, Knowledge Sharing and Management for Upper Tana, Kenya. Kenya’s wetlands are diverse in type and distribution. They range from shallow lakes in the Great Rift Valley, edges of Lake Victoria, various swamps, plains and valley bottoms to the coastal wetlands including the mangroves swamps, sandy beaches, sea grass beds and coral reefs.

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