Tunza Chemi Chemi Project: Conservation of the IBAs Busia Grasslands/Sio Port

The Tunza Chemi Chemi is a project that was launched by the Muungano Development Gateways organisation in September 2009. It is a partnership project and a voluntary initiative, which aims to protect Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Kenya. Currently 8 community based groups and youth environment clubs in 12 schools are supporting the project. The Partnership provides a framework for local network cooperation, including: Development of an IBA Site Network between the IBAs Sio Port and Busia Grasslands, which are both very important for migratory birds. Collaborative activities are to increase knowledge and raise awareness of migratory birds in the IBA and building capacity for the sustainable management and conservation of these sites.

World Migratory Bird Day from 8-9 May 2010
Theme: Save migratory bird in crisis - every species counts!
Events and activities:
8 May 2010: Tree planting at Odiado hills in the IBA Busia Grasslands
Participants: 200 students from 12 schools environment clubs and 100 community volunteers
9 May 2010: Education forum at the IBA Sio Port
Participants: 100 community volunteers from 8 conservation local networks

Busia, Kenya 0° 27' 38.7684" N, 34° 6' 41.2632" E
Start date: 
Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 00:00
End date: 
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 02:00