In Kenya, landowners hold the power to determine whether wildlife flourish or perish.
Kenya’s wildlife and diverse habitat are among the country’s most valuable assets. Wildlife tourism is the cornerstone of the economy. The treasured species such as elephant, lion, rhino and migratory herd mammals combined with iconic landscapes, water bodies and cultures to attract tourist and generate income and employment.
Kenya’s future prosperity as described in National development Plans hinges on a healthy wildlife population and a growing tourism industry. A strong Park and Reserve system has provided a great opportunity for Kenya.
Outside the Parks and Reserves where majority of wildlife occur and eco-tourism opportunities remain underexploited are threatened by human settlement, poaching, farming and construction of infrastructure. In the last 3 decades, human population has more than doubled and the government’s effort to provide services often clashes with conservation. The country’s wildlife population has reduced by more than half and the tourism industry faces stagnation.
KWCA Policy Coordinator advocating for Community Land Bill to Baringo County Governor, H.E Benjamin Cheboi and County officials
Weak land tenure rights represent a major bottleneck in deve...Read More
Management Plan Guidelines Validation Workshop with stakeholders at KWS offices
The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) has catalyzed and supported the development of guideline...Read More
Guide on Establishing a Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya
The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association has published a guide dubbed Establishing a wildlife conservancy in Kenya for community a...Read More
NACSO visits KWCA
The Namibian Association for Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Organizations (NACSO) has praised KWCA for their work policy advocacy and promoting bette...Read More
KWCA staff on an institutional strengthening training facilitated by Mali Asili Initiatives
After three years of working with a skeleton staff, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KW...Read More