Our Africa Teaching Resources

Deforestation in Kenya

You live in central Kenya.  How might you have contributed to deforestation in this area?


Link to 'Deforestation in Kenya' pdf

How this fits

This scenario requires pupils to think about the causes and effects of the loss of Kenya’s forests.  Pupils should be encouraged to approach the problem from a variety of scales.

Curriculum links


1.3a Appreciating different scales – from personal and local to national, international and global.

1.6b Exploring sustainable development and its impact on environmental interaction and climate change.

3f Physical geography, physical processes and natural landscapes.

3h Interactions between people and their environments, including causes and consequences of these interactions, and how to plan for and manage their future impact.


3.4c Human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment.


2.3a Explore creative approaches to taking action on problems and issues to achieve intended purposes. 

Where to go

Climate & Agriculture; Economy & Industry; Food & Daily life.

What to watch

Lake Naivasha (video); Typical meal (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. What might some of the consequences of deforestation be?
  2. What could the government of Kenya do to reduce further deforestation?

Tags: population density & distribution; resources; forests; environmental issues; deforestation

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