#LaikipiaForum – the latest news from northern #Kenya

(Posted 28th June 2022)

Latest Edition 2022



WATER
Leaving No One Behind
At the heart of the drought period, locals share the same water points with animals. The families also share the little food they have with their animals, in the hope to keep them alive. Many children have turned to be full-time herders.
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TOURISM

Drawing Dreams Initiative
Promoting Gender Equality, Travel with a Cause and Business in our Landscape


Grace Wanene wears many crowns, including a former Miss Tourism Kenya back in 2013 and Miss Earth Kenya in 2016. She has also published a poetry and coloring book called Let’s Go Wild.

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RANGELANDS
Enhancing Accountability within the IL Ngwesi Community

IL Ngwesi community was the first community to transit from Group Ranch to community land as prescribed in the new land law. The law requires the community members to elect the community land management committee after 3 years.

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The Mukogodo Community Validate and Adopt Their New  Participatory Forest Management Plan

Community members from Mukogodo Forest landscape this week validated and adopted the 2020 to 2026  participatory Forest Management Plan for implementation. The Management Plan forms the………..Article continues here




WILDLIFE

Ontulili Primates Protection Awarded Second Grant by  Over and Above Africa
We are grateful to the Forum for their support, and appreciate the engagement of our local partners, the Ontulili WRUA, KFS, KWS, and local landowners. It truly does take a village to make important changes in our relations with our environment.

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KPLC Reconfigures Powerlines After Global Outcry Over Electrocutions

The rerouting of power lines around wildlife habitats is indeed a great step towards safeguarding our wildlife species. The recent global outcry by environmentalists on the increasing electrocutions of birds and wildlife is bearing fruits in Kenya.  In response to the outcry The Kenya Power and lightning Company has begun an initiative of re-configuring and rerouting its power lines in the most affected areas so far.
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CONSERVATION EDUCATION

Grasses of East Africa

New book That Aims to Help Us Learn about Grass

Many in our landscape have become familiar with Dino due to his work at Mpala. He has served as the director of the Mpala Research Center for seven years, where he has shown shrewd leadership in managing operations and finances at the research center.
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