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.
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
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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 …..
ATCNews : Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome is the publisher of ATCNews, Eastern Africa’s leading aviation, tourism and conservation news blog of its kind. Wolfgang has over 45 years of experience in the tourism, aviation and conservation fields in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, covering all aspects of safari operations, hotel operations and air operations. Since 1992 he resides in Uganda, previously living for 17 years in Kenya.