Laikipia Forum Conservation News Updates

September Edition 2019
WILDLIFE
Martin Protect Fence Monitoring Devices
Enhancing the security of our endangered species
It costs between $10,000 and $15,000 USD per year to protect each rhino in Laikipia. Ol Pejeta Conservancy has over 130 rhinos and is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Imagine their annual budget for rhino protection!
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Amphibians of Kenya
Please find a free version of the amphibians of Kenya that you can download. HERE
While not everyone is a fan of amphibians, they play a huge role in insect control and are great indicators of ecosystem health.
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WATER
Get To Know Your WRUAs
Teleswani WRUA
Teleswani sub-catchment is within the Ewaso Nyiro North catchment area. It covers an area of approximately 35.68 square kilometres with a reach of about 20 kilometres before it joins the Nanyuki River, which then joins the Ewaso Ng’iro River.
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RANGELANDS
Laikipia Invasive Species Symposium
Managing the Opuntia Stricta
Last week, Laikipia County Government, through the office of the Governor, formed 5 strategic working groups that will help find sustainable solutions towards eradicating, controlling and managing the invasive species, Opuntia Stricta.
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Call to Scrap Cross-County Levies on
Livestock Movement
Livestock movements across counties and landscape must still account for other issues! While an already stressed pastoralist system in Kenya needs better access to quality inputs, better rangelands management, and reduced levies on livestock movement, we must still account for management of these movements and eliminate the spread of diseases!

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TOURISM
Laikipia County Government Endorses Laikipia Tourism Association at the Hoteliers Conference and Expo
“There is no better or more efficient way of promoting tourism and hospitality in our County than working together under one umbrella, which is the Laikipia Tourism Association……………………..

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