Kenya is rich in biological diversity. Around 25,000 species of animal and 7000 species of plants have so far been recorded, along with at least 2000 fungi and bacteria. It is now clear that this rich biodiversity is under threat from a variety of sources some of which are natural while others are anthropogenic. Without concerted effort for research and focused conservation actions, we are likely to lose many species and the ecosystems in which they are found.
Currently, the status of several of these ecosystems and species is as indicated on the tabs on the left.