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Exciting news! We have just become an Actor for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. As part of this growing, global network, we are amplifying the UN Decade’s mission to prevent, halt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.
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UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration​

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration calls for global action to protect and revive ecosystems, benefiting both people and nature. It seeks to halt ecosystem degradation and restore them to meet global goals. Healthy ecosystems are essential for improving livelihoods, combating climate change, and preventing biodiversity loss.

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EDU Africa​

EDU Africa is a global educational travel company whose target market is university students. It works with universities worldwide to bring students to Brackenhurst to carry out conservation research. At CER-K, we love to welcome volunteers to work with us.

Nottingham Trent University​

NTU has partnered with CER-K on a successful Erasmus and mobility grant application. It collaborates with two other Kenyan universities on the impacts of restoration at Brackenhurst Botanical Garden and Forest. This evolving partnership includes NTU's support for research programs, including two PhDs in restoration ecology.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology​

JKUAT has been a key partner in delivering the Erasmus & grant application. Their botany department has supported CER-K in studies related to the taxonomic diversity of climbers and wetland plant diversity. 

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Brackenhurst Hotel and Conference Centre​

This eco-hotel and conference centre hosts CER-K's Highland Forest Hub. For every client’s stay at the centre, $2 is allotted to CER-K’s restoration and botanic garden projects.

Woodland Star International School​

Woodland Star International School is built using Green Technology and is located at Brackenhurst. The school’s curriculum emphasizes learning about nature and humanity’s place in it. CER-K works with the school by providing conservation-centred educational experiences for students.

Society of Ecological Restoration​

SER advances the science, practice and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture. They support the professional certification of our staff through their CERPIT scheme.

Tree Safari​

Tree Safari collects & shares stories about Kenyan trees and forests that elevate the importance of forests to Kenya’s culture, ecology, and history.  

Plants for Life International​

Plants for Life International (PLI) are partners in forest restoration and conservation. PLI leads the scientific portion of the conservation efforts, including planting trees, harbouring seeds, and doing conservation research. CER-K works with PLI to educate people on its research programmes and make our research findings more accessible.

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The Maa Trust​

The Maa Trust is a non-profit organisation that works with community-owned wildlife conservancies in the Maasai Mara to increase the benefits of wildlife and conservation to Maasai families. CER-K’s Savannah Hub is situated next to the Maa Trust Hub.

African Botanic Garden Network​

The African Botanic Garden Network (ABGN) was established in 2002 to promote and support the work of botanical gardens and associated institutions through education, conservation, and sustainable use of plants for development, poverty alleviation, and halting biodiversity loss.

Mount Kenya University​

MKU has over 50 partnerships and linkages at local, regional, and international levels including CER-K's. MKU has partnered with us in the delivery of the Erasmus & grant application.

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Our Highland Hub (formerly Brackenhurst Botanical Gardens and Forest) has been a member of BGCI since 2004, and in 2021 this partnership was strengthened when it became the first-ever accredited botanic garden in Kenya.

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Forest Foods​

ForestFoods pioneers regenerative agriculture across Kenya with a specific focus on syntropic agroforestry. This model has worked in other countries across the world but not yet within East Africa. Be sure to book a visit with them when you are at Brackenhurst to experience a novel approach to food production that supports biodiversity.


Arbnet is an international community of professionals focused on arboreta and tree studies, facilitating knowledge sharing and resource exchange to help arboreta achieve their goals. It also raises professional standards through the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. CER-K's is a level 3 arboretum through ArbNet.

Muna Tree Café​

Muna Tree Café keeps guests at Brackenhurst well hydrated and fed. It contributes financially by donating a % of its monthly revenue to CER-K, so ensure you go and get yourself a steaming cup of coffee to ward off the inescapable cold that the dense forest brings.