Women Unite! Marching across the Ewaso River for Peace

In early October, hundreds of women from different communities marched from Isiolo to Samburu County across the Ewaso River, raising awareness and support for promoting peace, and inspiring other women to get involved. NRT’s peace coordinator Josphine Ekiru was at the forefront, alongside Samburu County Commissioner John Korir and others.

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Sophie Harrison
Business Loans for 22 Songa Warriors

In September, 22 young men from Songa Conservancy, Marsabit received a KES 25,000 business loan from NRT Trading, as part of the Moran Savings and Credit Cooperative (Morans SACCO) initiative, which aims to nurture businesses, stimulate economies, and promote peace in conservancies.

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Sophie Harrison
#10Women: Josephine Aliyaro, Star Beader, Salamis Women's Group

Josephine is a Star Beader in Salamis Women’s Group, Melako Conservancy. They were one of the first to partner with the NRT Trading BeadWORKS business, and last year helped Melako Conservancy top the BeadWORKS revenue chart. Their business is not only earning them money, but increasing their engagement in conservancy affairs; making sure women’s voices are heard.

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Sophie Harrison
#10Women: Helen Halake, Vice Chair, Jaldesa Community Conservancy

This tenth month of 2018, we’re all about the tenth UN Sustainable Development Goal - Reduced Inequalities. Throughout October, we’ll be featuring 10 stories from 10 inspirational women in community conservancies, working to promote social and economic inclusion for everyone in this changing landscape. First up, meet Helen Halake, vice chair of Jaldesa Community Conservancy in Marsabit, and an admirable peace champion.

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Sophie Harrison
World Rhino Day 2018 - Spotlight on Sera

This World Rhino Day, we celebrate Sera - the first community conservancy in east Africa (likely the whole of Africa) to establish a black rhino breeding sanctuary, and an instrumental chapter in the rapidly changing narrative of endangered species conservation in Kenya.

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Sophie Harrison
For Rangers: Grueling Ultimate Marathon Fundraiser for Those on the Front Line

For Rangers are a dedicated group of individuals who undertake ultra-endurance events across the globe to raise funds and awareness for rangers, who risk their lives daily to protect Africa’s endangered species. Their latest challenge - a five-day ultra marathon across five conservancies in north Kenya - covering a total distance of 220km in blistering heat and harsh terrain. 

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Sophie Harrison
NRT Quarterly: May - August 2018

Meet one of the first female drivers in an NRT member conservancy, find out about the marine rangers' new skills at NRT-Coast, and learn about how our radio initiative is reaching thousands of conservancy members from the Samburu, Gabra and Borana communities

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Sophie Harrison
A Partnership for Peace & Security: Kenya Police College Offer Ranger Training to NRT

Rangers in NRT member community conservancies work closely with the Kenya Police to protect wildlife and people. This collaboration has enabled security teams to work together with communities to have a landscape level impact on poaching, stock theft, and conflict – far greater than any one organisation could have alone. To this end, the Kenya Police College offered a ranger training session in August, for rangers from NRT conservancies, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Borana Conservancy. 

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Sophie Harrison
Rhino Calf Born in Sera Rhino Sanctuary

On the 16th of August 2018, black rhino Naitamany gave birth to her second calf in the Sera Rhino Sanctuary. Her birth brings the total black rhino population in Sera to 14, and the Sanctuary continues to be a model for community-led endangered species conservation efforts in Kenya.

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Sophie Harrison
Building Businesses in Biliqo-Bulesa

Biliqo-Bulesa has become the fifth conservancy this year to be awarded funding for a micro loan initiative, in a bid to boost local economies and link this to conservation. 108 people in Biliqo-Bulesa (102 of which are women) have received Ksh. 3 million from their conservancy to kick-start new businesses, and start saving. 

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Sophie Harrison
Rescued Rhino Returns to the Wild

A rescued black rhino calf that has spent the last year and a half being hand raised at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary was released back into Sera Community Conservancy on the 6th June in a joint operation between the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Northern Rangelands Trust. 

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Sophie Harrison