Resilient community conservancies. Transforming lives. Securing peace. Conserving natural resources
480,000 people. 15 ethnic groups.
44,000 square kilometres
53% decline in poaching from 2012 - 2015
2 million hectares in the rangeland management programme
92% of households now feel wildlife is part of their future
Over 1,000 women now economically empowered
USD 347,000 of conservancy revenue allocated to community projects
USD 1 million in livestock purchases, benefitting over 2,000 households
Population of critically endangered hirola doubled in 3 years
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This month's feature
NRT's anti-poaching unit, known as '9-1' spend up to 26 days a month in the field. They are first on the scene when incidents of poaching, road banditry or stock theft occur. They are wildlife guardians, peace-keepers, and conservationists all rolled into one. Find more great NRT videos and podcasts here.
Ltungai Conservancy takes their young warriors on an exposure tour to Kalama and Westgate - in a bid to inspire them to engage in their conservancy grassland management, and potentially show them a glimpse of the future.
"This was going to be a challenging operation - the wild dog needed to be moved toward the Sanctuary gate and let out before they got hungry. Hirola aren't known for their expert ability to evade predators, and what's more, there were plenty of young calves around." How an entire conservancy came together to tackle some criminal canines.
Saruni, the portfolio of luxury properties in Kenya, has partnered with Sera Community Conservancy to launch the first ever opportunity in east Africa for tourists to track black rhinos on foot. Opening in February 2017, 'Saruni Rhino' combines elegant but simple accommodation in open stone cottages, with a unique opportunity for guests to get close to wild black rhino with an experienced community guide.