My commitment to environmental and sustainable natural resource management is driven by my love for nature and a clean environment.
I feel privileged and delighted as the incoming Partnership Director/Executive Director to lead a team that strives to implement strategies that champion conservation of natural resources for benefits to nature as well as people’s livelihoods.
EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE AFRICAN FARMER AND ADAPTATION MECHANISMS
Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are particularly vulnerable to climate change, because they mostly rely on rain-fed agriculture instead of irrigation. In Kenya for instance, the short rainy season typically lasts from October to December, after which the weather becomes too dry to support growing crops.
LESSONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE MAGICAL KENYA TRAVEL EXPO 2022
The Magical Kenya travel expo 2022 was geared towards raising the profile of Kenya and the East African region as a top tourism and travel destination. Aside from connecting exhibitors and buyers, it also presented attendees with an excellent opportunity to participate actively in panel discussions.
This trip was a particularly memorable highlight for our team. While on the mountain, the family celebrated the eldest son’s birthday. At sunrise, before everyone was awake, the parents decorated the tents with balloons. They laid out a batch of little birthday presents on the breakfast table. Then they all set off from Lake Ellis to Lake Michaelson with balloons attached to their backpacks.
Have fun walking in the wild alongside Kenya’s big five, as you contribute to preserving Mukogodo Forest in Laikipia County , Kenya.
TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE
The Frontiers County Development Council, under the Listen Project in partnership with the County Government of Laikipia, invited the Laikipia Forum to a meeting to establish ward planning committees in Segera Ward, Laikipia County.
East Africa is currently experiencing what has been described as the worst drought in the last 4 decades according to Kenya’s Meteorological department. More than 52 million people are at the risk of malnutrition and death due to lack of food. Unfortunately, wildlife has not been spared either.
Caren Tankard was Vice Chair and Co-Founder of the community based organization Ontulili Primates Protection (OPP). She passed away on Tuesday 1 November 2022.
Caren was particularly passionate about the black and white colobus monkey after watching her own resident family at her home over a period of eight years.
She hosted over 400 young children who began their Saturday mornings with a nature walk before sitting down to do some drawings. She will be greatly missed by the children.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome is the founder and publisher of ATCNews, Eastern Africa’s leading aviation, tourism and conservation news blog of its kind. Wolfgang has over 48 years of experience in the tourism, aviation and conservation fields in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, covering all aspects of safari-, hotel- and air-operations.
The Managing Editor of ATCNews is Mrs. Esther C. Goossens.