Wildlife Integration in Restoration

 

 Bamburi’s rehabilitation program has created a functional ecosystem over the years through wildlife integration in the rehabilitation of limestone quarries. Animals, many of them larger mammals, were introduced as orphans or rescued, while others were brought in to occupy specific niches in the ecosystem.

Animal species such as monkeys, bush-babies and antelopes, act as seed dispersers, while butterflies and other insects, bats, bush-babies and others act as pollinators. Diverse insects, millipedes and other arthropods and fungi act as decomposers in the ecosystem, turning the former quarry into a functional ecosystem.

Reptiles and other predators were introduce to regulate populations of other organisms. Bamburi’s rehabilitated quarries are a well-documented success story and act as a showcase for the Kenya and its commitment to environmental conservation and management.