CHAT CURRENTLY WORKS IN 12 ECOSYSTEMS, COVERING 16 COUNTIES IN KENYA
CHAT focuses their work where people and nature co-exist within fragile ecosystems. These areas include a variety of ecosystems from mountains to acacia woodland to dry-land savannah to riverine areas, and include regions bordering conserved areas, or within community conservancies. Within these ecosystems, population growth and density are unsustainable for the health of communities and the environment. As the natural resources people rely on for their livelihoods become degraded, these communities experience a deepening cycle of poverty and suffering.
Currently CHAT operates within 12 ecosystems (map)
- Mt. Kilimanjaro (Amboseli) Ecosystem - Loitoktok, Kajiado County. Click here for a virtual overview.
- The Mara Ecosystem – Narok South County. Click here for a virtual overview.
- Lake Victoria Basin Ecosystem – Kisii and Homabay Counties. Click here for a virtual overview.
- The Mau Forest Ecosystem- Nakuru County. Click here for a virtual overview.
- North Kenya Rangelands Ecosystem –extends across Samburu, Marsabit and some of Isiolo Counties. Click here for a virtual overview.
- Ewaso Nyiro Ecosystem- Which includes Isiolo and Laikipia Counties
- Tana River – which extends across Northern Kitui, and Tharaka Counties
- Mt. Kenya Ecosystem- Reaching into parts of Meru, Nyeri and Nanyuki
- Mid Great Rift Valley – which includes parts of Baringo (East Pokot)
- Aberdares Range Ecosystem- which is in Nyandarua County
- Lake Turkana Ecosystem- Suguta Valley
- The Slum Ecosystem- Suburban slums around Karen in Nairobi County; Nanyuki Slums in Laikipia; Isiolo Town slum in Isiolo county and Maralal Town slums in Samburu