Tourism revenue from partnership with Saruni Lodges securing livelihoods and wildlife in Sera and Kalama conservancies

Tourism revenue from partnership with Saruni Lodges securing livelihoods and wildlife in Sera and Kalama conservancies

Conservation pays - the partnership between Saruni Lodges and Kalama and Sera community conservancies has generated $180,000 in revenue for conservancy members since 2016, with projected 2017 figures well above last year's. Funds are allocated toward conservancy operating costs and social projects. 

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Westgate Community Secure Land Rights

Westgate Community Secure Land Rights

“It’s like when you are born and don’t have a birth certificate, you always feel insecure because you have no real identification. Not having a land rights certificate feels the same,” - members of the Westgate Conservancy community have secured legal rights to their land, giving them greater autonomy and igniting momentum for building a more sustainable future. 

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Swapping Beads for Bees in Songa Conservancy

Swapping Beads for Bees in Songa Conservancy

As more community conservancies support initiatives to diversify local economies away from pastoralism, a number of entrepreneurs, many of them women with no education, are emerging. In Songa Conservancy, 61 women are starting a beekeeping business, with support from the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Organization and African Beekeepers.

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