Conservancies Statistics

Number of Conservancies

177

Total Acreage Covered

6,228,096 Ha

Land Covered Country-wide

10.71%

Number of Scouts

2,257

Number of Beneficiaries

694,823

Wildlife in Kenya

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.

Latest News

Oct
232017

IMRE LOEFLER Lecture: The Space Dilemma

1st November, KWCA CEO Dickson Kaelo, will present at the East Africa Wildlife Society IMRE LOEFLER Lecture on the biggest threat affecting our biodiversity Loss of Space. For details o...

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Oct
232017

Communities strategize on the Future of Wildlife

John Tororomy From Loita sharing his experience during KWCA's Wildlife Strategy grassroots meetings in Magadi

Growing up in Suswa, Narok in the 1980s, was a wonderful experience for Ish...

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Oct
232017

Conservancies Given Prominence in Kenya's New Wildlife Policy

Pauline Lolgogine Chairperson of Sera Wildlife Conservancy contributing to the Wildlife Policy during KWCA national Conservancy Leaders Forum in Nairobi.

Kenya's 40 year old policy; Se...

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Sep
082017

Conservancy Rangers Review KWS LEA Paramilitary Training Curriculum

Conservancy Rangers Review KWS LEA Paramilitary Training

On 30th August, 35 conservancy managers and head rangers drawn from Mara, South Rift, Taita, Amboseli, Rift-lakes, Laikipia and N...

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Aug
152017

Q " A With Dickson ole Kaelo

Q " A With Dickson ole Kaelo

Born and brought up in the Lemek group ranch of the Mara, my life has revolved around pastoral-wildlife systems. After completing my undergraduate degree i...

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Aug
152017

Why Conservancies Matter for Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

Why Conservancies Matter for Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

Space, or lack of it, is the elephant in the room in conservation all across Africa. While emotive factors such as human-wildlife...

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Aug
152017

Kenya's new Wildlife Laws, Impact on Conservancies

Kenya's new Wildlife Laws, Impact on Conservancies

When the first conservancies emerged in the 1990s it was not the result of a specific top-down policy, but rather a response to the growin...

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Jul
292017

Securing Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas Report Launched

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources holding a copy of the Wildlife Migratory and Dispersal Areas report with the taskforce committee members at the launch

Th...

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Jun
202017

More Resources Needed to Support Training of More Conservancy Rangers

The Chief Guest, KWCA CEO Dickson Kaelo on Support Training of More Conservancy Rangers

More resources are needed to increase training of community conservancy rangers. During a passing ...

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May
032017

Why Kenya's Tourism Marketing Strategy should focus on Promoting Diverse Tourism Products

Why Kenya's Tourism Marketing Strategy should focus on Promoting Diverse Tourism Products

According to the Economic Survey 2017, Kenya earned 100 billion from 1.3 million tourists who vis...

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Apr
182017

Report of the 2nd Biennual National Conservancy Managers Policy Workshop

Managers Group Photo at the 2nd Biennual National Conservancy Managers Policy Workshop

KWCA held its 2nd biennial conservancy leaders conference on 27th-28th February at CORAT Africa, under...

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