Laikipia Forum News Updates

August Edition 2019
WILDLIFE
Kenya Government Overhauls the County Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committees
The Government of Kenya, through the Minister of Tourism and Wildlife, has overhauled the Community Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committees (CWCCC) after determining that they are not functional or sustainable.
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WATER
Get To Know Your WRUAs
Ngare Ndare WRUA
Ngare Ndare WRUA is one of the larger sub-catchments in the Upper Ewaso Basin, only second to the Ewaso Narok. The WRUA covers just over 1000 square kilometres impacting Meru, Laikipia and Isiolo counties.
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Water Resources Authority Ban Illegal Abstraction in the Mutara River
The Water Resources Authority, in the Upper Ewaso Basin, responsible for Laikipia County, has banned the use of machine pumps to abstract water from the Mutara River effective immediately.
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RANGELANDS
Elephant Fencing – A Blessing to the Arjiju Community
The 2018 Arjiju elephant fencing initiative has indeed been a blessing to the Arjiju community. Supported by the Disney Conservation Fund, and supervised by the Laikipia Forum with the help of ILMAMUSI Forest Association……………………………………Article continues here
Mukogodo Forest – A Key Feature in Our Rangelands
Mukogodo Forest is the last most intact dry land forest in Laikipia. At about 74,000 acres, it rivals the combined size of Borana and Lewa Conservancies (93,000 acres) – some of its closest neighbors. Article continues here
LAND USE
National Drought Management Authority Releases the Long Rains Assessment National Report
We suspect that most of you won’t read this report, but for those with interest, the GOK/Kenya Food Security Steering Group has released a report illustrating the continuation of the dire situation in northern Kenya. Article continues here
TOURISM
Laikipia Leadership and Commitment to Ecotourism Reflected in the Upcoming Eco-warriors Awards.
Laikipia’s abundance of nature-driven tourism activities has for many years driven our commitment to ecological sustainability, human well-being and the celebration of culture and practices of “good neighborliness”. Article continues here

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