“Maharibifu Makubwa Nyakweri”  

“Nyakweri Forest Disaster” Kenya, Africa

The culturally and environmentally important Nyakweri Forest is rapidly disappearing before our eyes.

Unless we reverse deforestation and charcoal production, restoration will not be successful. Join our efforts from afar, wherever you are.

Climate Change and Human Encroachment  Have Created the “Perfect Deforestation Storm” for Nyakweri Forest

Your transaction with the Maasai Indigenous Peoples and the Nyakweri Forest can reverse deforestation by providing support to the community who depend on the forest for livelihood including income for food, health, and education.

Create a Legacy for the Nyakweri Forest:  How it Works

  • Buy Products. Your purchase breaks the “Charcoal Cycle” of deforestation. We hire Maasai to grow and plant seedlings in deforested zones of the NF.
  • Jobs and Plants. We employ people and communities not drones; each certified seedling is planted to survive and is maintained by the community.
  • Recognition and Discount. You receive 20% discount coupon on NF forest carbon sequestration products for five years and recognition for building the NF legacy.
  • Community Action & Indigenous Peoples Knowledge. The project is informed by the community. Tree species and planting are based on unique indigenous knowledge of the Nyakweri Forest.

NYAKWERI FOREST IS CRITICALLY DAMAGED: RESPONSE OPTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS & FOUNDATIONS

Build-the-Buffer

Grow and plant seedlings for trees that have immediate value for the community of the Nyakweri Forest. Help us Build-the-Buffer (~13k hectares). The buffer provides forest products to Maasai without damaging the intact historic Nyakweri Forest.

Restore-the-Core

We plan to also grow and plant seedlings within the core of the Nyakweri Forest to restore areas that have been damaged by deforestation related to charcoal production.

Job and Entrepreneurship Opportunities 

We aim to create jobs and assist business start-ups for all those who can work including youth. We estimate that we could create 2,000 jobs over a two year period. We will be offering assistance to entrepreneurs who focus on rebuilding the Nyakweri Forest through Planet Alpha Labs. We welcome collaborators (ecologists, citizens, businesses, NGO’s, municipalities, conservation groups, eco-tourism partners). Contact us to propose a collaboration and to learn more about how we can work together to reverse the destruction of the Nyakweri Forest.

Give the Gift That Takes Root– You can gift the Nyakweri Forest products to friends, family, and associates. Buy as individuals, clubs, corporations, foundations or governmental entities. 

EACH PURCHASE COMES WITH A CUSTOMIZABLE  “CERTIFICATE OF PLANETARY STEWARDSHIP” & 20% DISCOUNT COUPON GOOD FOR NF CARBON FOR FIVE YEARS.

The project is managed by Friends of Maasai Forests, Kenya, and Planet Alpha Corp., USA. Please send all inquiries to: info@planetalphaforest.earth.

Create the NYAKWERI FOREST LEGACY

Individuals, Civic Clubs, Corporations, Foundations & Goverments

~50 %

Nyakweri Forest Has Been Destroyed
Elephants Under Threat
The NF Is a Breeding Ground for Elephants
Deforestation Threatens Kenya Rivers & Livelihoods

The Nyakweri Forest Charcoal Cycle of Destruction

Fillable Certificate of Recognition

20% Discount Voucher for Forest Products

Project Background: Nyakweri Forest Loss, Shown in Red, From Satellite Imagery

Project Background: Nyakweri Forest Grid Showing Buffer and Core Zones

Project Background: Narok County Region, Kenya

Nyakweri Forest Charcoal Cycle Explained

Nyakweri Charcoal Cycle Solutions