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Kipepeo Butterfly Project
  About Kipepeo Butterfly Project  
  Welcome to Kipepeo
    Kipepeo (Swahili for butterfly) is a community based enterprise that supports the livelihoods of people living around Arabuko Sokoke forest in coastal Kenya, East Africa. This provides an incentive for their participation in the conservation of a forest with high biodiversity and endemism. Kipepeo seeks to demonstrate the tangible link between conservation and livelihood.

What does Kipepeo do?
    Kipepeo currently sells butterfly and moth pupae and other live insects as well as honey and silk cloth produced by the community. Our pupae are exported and the live insects hatched and displayed in insect parks globally.

    As the market place for nature based products from the Arabuko Sokoke forest, Kipepeo coordinates production and sales, and ensures thorough training and monitoring so that the insects are bred and raised on-farm in a sustainable manner from wild parent stock. We also sell butterflies from other Kenyan forests.

    Your purchase of Kipepeo products contributes directly to the conservation of critical natural heritage for future generations. The Kipepeo Market Place is located at the Gede Ruins National Monument 20, kilometres south of the resort town of Malindi and near the world famous Watamu beach.

    Kipepeo Centre is located within Gede Ruins National Monument. These are the ruins of a medieval Swahili town and are a must visit for any tourist in the Watamu and Malindi area.

    The butterfly house provides an interesting counterpoint to them. Visit the Butterfly Exhibition and admire the colorful butterflies of Arabuko Sokoke and other forests while you learn of their importance to local livelihoods and conservation.

    On Monday and Thursday mornings meet and talk with farmers as they deliver pupae and honey to the Market Place. Also see how the honey and silk cloth are processed at the facilities.

Source: Official web of Kipepeo Butterfly Project (2009)

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2009 - 2019
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