August 2016 news update from the Northern Rangelands Trust.

News from the Northern Rangelands Trust …

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WILD FRONTIERS
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TNC & NRT celebrate #NationalDogDay

Friday 26th August was National Dog Day in the USA. To celebrate, raise awareness, and fundraise; The Nature Conservancy launched a campaign that featured NRT’s anti-poaching dog Zack – pictured above with handlers Joseph and Lawrence.

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Women generate over USD 6,000 for conservancies in 6 months

Women across seven NRT member conservancies have presented cheques to their conservancy managers, as conservation fees from their BeadWORKS revenue. A total of KSH 662,940 (USD 6,500) has been generated for conservancies during the first six months of 2016.

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Danish Ambassador Visits Westgate

On the 27th of July 2016, Mette Knudsen, the Danish Ambassador to Kenya, visited Westgate Conservancy. The Danish International Development Agency, DANIDA, is one of NRT’s principal donors and the Ambassador’s visit was a celebration of longterm support and partnership. It was also an opportunity for Ms. Knudsen to award certificates to morans graduating from the Moran Economic Empowerment Programme.

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Peace in June & July

  • 10 stolen cows returned to owners
  • 76 stolen camels recovered
  • 6 successful dialogue meetings
  • 15 peace awareness meetings
  • 1 cattle raid prevented

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