Overview

TTWCA is implementing the TUI Forest Kenya project funded by the TUI Care Foundation.

The primary objective of this project is to grow 40,000 indigenous trees across two designated sites, each spanning an area of 121,406 square meters, totaling 242,812 square meters. Notably, one of these sites encompasses a crucial riparian zone within the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.

The initiative aims to bolster local communities by fostering sustainable livelihoods and facilitating the development of forest-based tourism experiences.

To achieve these goals, the project entails the sustainable establishment of seven community-operated nurseries. The project aims to develop the capacities of these groups on nursery establishment and management.

The groups are also being equipped with the essential equipment, such as secateurs, grafting knives, and spray pumps.

The goal is to enable these groups provide quality and indigenous tree seedlings to be purchased and then planted at the sanctuary.

This endeavor not only generates income for community members but also promotes environmental conservation 

Additionally, tourists visiting the Sanctuary will also have the opportunity to participate in tree planting activities, as part of the Leave a Green Footprint campaign, hence enriching their tourism experience.

The project has facilitated the training of ten rangers on ecological monitoring aimed at enhancing the protection of endangered species within the Sanctuary.

Project Partner

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TUI Care Foundation, an independent foundation, was initiated by TUI: the world’s leading tourism business.

Building on the potential of tourism as a force for good, TUI Care Foundation supports and initiates partnerships and projects, which create new opportunities for the young generation and contribute to thriving communities all over the world.

Connecting holidaymakers to good causes, TUI Care Foundation fosters education and training initiatives to open up new opportunities and perspectives for young people, the protection of the natural environment in holiday destinations, and sustainable livelihoods in thriving destinations where local communities can benefit even more from tourism.