#LaikipiaForum News Updates

February Edition 2020
WILDLIFE
Biking and Hiking for Rhino Conservation
What makes for an appealing safari and fundraiser these days? It appears that a bike and hike combination, dedicated to conservation and outdoor adventure works wonders!

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WATER
Concerted Effort for Effective Integrated Water Resource Management Approach in Laikipia North

“Worrying about the Downstream”

River systems in the Upper Ewaso Ng’iro Basin originate in the water towers of Mount Kenya and Abedares, but climate change, increasing population, and settlement have led to the intensive use of, competition for and conflicts over existing water resources.
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Stories of Change

Community Voices on the Impact of the Laikipia Cattle, Water and Wildlife Project

From 25th to 30th January 2020 Fauna and Flora International (FFI), Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC) & Laikipia Forum (LF) team engaged community groups and stakeholders within the Mutara and Suguroi river sub catchments to document descriptive accounts of events, experiences and perspectives reflecting processes of change that are ongoing and contributed to by the Laikipia Cattle, Water and Wildlife Project.
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LAND USE
Big First Step for Mineral Exploitation in Laikipia County
In a bold and pioneering move, the Government of Laikipia shared the results of a preliminary minerals survey conducted in Laikipia over the last months.
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RANGELANDS
Promoting Livelihoods in Laikipia Neighborhoods Through Cattle Fattening and Sale

The Oramat Lenaboisho Cooperative Society Story

Laikipia North is a pastoralist-populated landscape with marginal rains. Most of the soils are not as rich in nutrients as their black cotton cousins. The Maa-speaking people of this landscape have a strong and historical connection to these lands.
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Opuntia Stricta Update

Getting Rid of a Thorny Problem

The County Government of Laikipia and its partners are doing everything in their capacity to eradicate the prickly pear cactus problem in Laikipia. These were sentiments from the Laikipia Deputy Director for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. John Letai.
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CONSERVATION EDUCATION
Engaging Youth on IWRM Integrated Water Resources Management

MKEWP Hosts University of Eldoret Students

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership hosted students from the University of Eldoret, on the 6th of February 2020. During their visit, more than 100 students were given an intro to career issues in natural resources management, with a particular focus on IWRM.
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