Taronga & Sera Conservancy Establish Photo Database of Sanctuary's Endangered Species

Taronga & Sera Conservancy Establish Photo Database of Sanctuary's Endangered Species

A team from Taronga Zoo in Australia have been out in Sera working with rangers to photograph Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. The 2,000 images they took will be uploaded into a database, and software will be used to help identify individual animals. This will help Sera Conservancy and the NRT Monitoring and Evaluation team estimate how many individual giraffes and zebras live within the Sera Rhino Sanctuary, and monitor the population growth.

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Hope for Endangered Primates at the Coast

Hope for Endangered Primates at the Coast

NRT will be working closely with Ndera Community Conservancy on forest management planning this year to support the conservation of two endangered species endemic to the area. Ndera sits on the banks of the Tana River, close to its convergence with the Indian Ocean, and is home to two of the most endangered primate species in the world; the Tana River Red Colobus and Tana River Mangabey.

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Press Release: Rare Antelope Making a Comeback in Garissa Sanctuary

Press Release: Rare Antelope Making a Comeback in Garissa Sanctuary

Africa’s most endangered antelope, the hirola, is making a comeback thanks to the efforts of the Ishaqbini community. A recent aerial and ground survey conducted by the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy and NRT concluded that there has been a 140% increase in the number of animals in the Ishaqbini Hirola Sanctuary since it was established in 2012. 

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Reef Rangers Graduate Final Training

Reef Rangers Graduate Final Training

While mainland conservancy rangers wear boots and ride Land Cruisers, reef rangers wear flippers and ride boats to carry out their work! 16 rangers from Pate and Kiunga conservancies have now completed the final part of their monitoring training, thanks to support from The Nature Conservancy and FFI. They are now qualified to conduct monitoring surveys on coral reefs and fisheries, collecting and analysing data that will help their conservancies adapt and implement management plans to protect their natural resources.

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NRT Board Chairman Appointed Chief Administrative Secretary for Ministry of Environment

NRT Board Chairman Appointed Chief Administrative Secretary for Ministry of Environment

Hon. Mohammed Elmi is "extremely honoured" to have been appointed Chief Administrative Secretary for the Ministry of Environment by President Uhuru Kenyatta. This appointment is a testament to his in-depth experience as well as an indication of government-level recognition of the critical role community conservancies play in protecting Kenya's natural resources. 

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Kenyan Camper - Trippin' on Turkana Part 1, a photo essay

Kenyan Camper - Trippin' on Turkana Part 1, a photo essay

The intrepid Kenyan Camper has finally conquered Lake Turkana. For the avid adventurers that follow his blog, this has been a long-anticipating post; and we're being treated to two instalments of it. Part 1 of this photo essay doesn't disappoint, full of the breathtaking landscape photography we've become accustomed to seeing from this nomad. 

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Saruni Rhino Expands to Meet High Demand

Saruni Rhino Expands to Meet High Demand

The Saruni Rhino tourist lodge in Sera Community Conservancy is finishing the construction of a third banda which will double its capacity from 4 beds to 8, in order to meet popular demand. This will enable Saruni to employ another 3 staff, bringing the total number of local employees to 10, as well as increase revenue potential to Sera. 

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