Laikipia Wildlife Forum News Updates

May Edition 2021
TOURISM

Severe Tourism Losses Threaten Kenya’s Conservation Efforts

The collapse in revenue generated from tourism has forced many of these conservancies to make budgetary cuts and as a consequence, some staff have had to contend with pay cuts while others have lost their employment.

Article continues here

BECOME A MEMBER OF LAIKIPIA TOURISM ASSOCIATION TODAY
WATER
Optimism as WRUA Institutional Development Pilots Gain Momentum
The WRUA Institutional Development Project Implementing Committee have confirmed that efforts to strengthen the role and finances of WRUAs is on track. These results were highlighted during the performance review and feedback meeting convened by MKEWP

Article continues here

Quality, Long-lasting Dam Liners
Emu Sacco offers a pragmatic community-based approach to water security within the Upper Ewaso Basin. We provide financing and technical support for water storage, management, and applications. Through our membership we have established a savings and credit program.

Article continues here

BECOME A MEMBER OF MKEWP TODAY
WILDLIFE
Greater Laikipia Landscape Honorary
Warden Appointments
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) established the positions of honorary wardens to assist the service in carrying out the provisions of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.

Article continues here

National Endowment Fund Seeks to Finance Conservation Efforts
Since the passage of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act in 2013, a national endowment fund to support wildlife conservation activities in the Country has been a mile too far for the GOK.

Article continues here

RANGELANDS

Ending Human-Elephant Conflict

Human-Elephant Conflict is a recurring threat in Laikipia North with severe consequences to both. According to the 2020 MIKE (Monitoring of the Illegal Killing of Elephants) report forIn Laikipia and Samburu, 153 cases of elephant mortality were reported. .

Article continues here

Protecting and Conserving Mukogodo National Forest Reserve

Rangers endure long hours in the field, conducting surveillance, collecting data, and gathering intelligence information. They have a subsidiary role of securing people, property, wildlife, and the habitats. The structured and consistent law enforcement efforts in Mukogodo forest have improved as well, including five CFA Rangers who hold the rank of National Police Reservist.

Article continues here

CONSERVATION EDUCATION
Bring Back the Herder Conservationist
Only a few conservancies can raise their own operational costs, let alone generate additional income for the communities. Most conservancies in northern Kenya cannot be self-sustaining without donor funding.

Article continues here

SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Farewell to Matthew Chana
Rangeland Whisperer
Matthew was a Kenyan first, a pastoralist second, a Rendille by birth, and a leader by virtue of his heart, his diplomacy and engaging personality. He was responsible for all sorts of environmental achievements …..

Article continues here

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LAIKIPIA FORUM TODAY

Your comments are welcome and will receive a response in due course.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.