KWCA IN THE MEDIA

KWCA CEO Dickson Kaelo was a guest at K24 news bulleting program Gumzo Hapo ndipo aired on 30th September 2017 to discussed emerging forms of poaching especially commercial killing of hippos for meat in Maasai Mara.


KWCA commemorated World Rangers Day on 31st July 2017 by raising awareness on the role conservancy rangers in wildlife conservation and management and the challenges they experience working in harsh cattle rustling prone areas.


Churches can play role in wildlife conservation

Our regional coordinator Daniel Letoiye co-authored an opinion article titled “Churches can play a role in wildlife conservation published in the daily nation on 19th July 2017.

Source: Daily Nation

Herders allowed to graze in conservancy to save livestock


OP-ED: Conservancies not source of raging conflict in Laikipia

OP-ED: Conservancies not source of raging conflict in Laikipia

KWCA CEO, Dickson Kaelo shares his thoughts on the recent invasions of conservancies in Laikipia. He explains how conservancies have helped resolve inter ethnic conflict between pastoralists communities in the Northern Region and how livelihoods have been enhanced through enterprise development in the Mara and Laikipia regions. Read More

Source: The Standard



"Grass is the foundation upon which conservancies are dependent on for wildlife and livestock. Conservancies act as a grass bank during drought seasons." KWCA CEO, Dickson Kaelo at the Grazing for Change Conference at the National museums of Kenya held on 8th February 2017.

Livestock, wild animals can co-exist in one space, model shows

There is need to create holistic grazing to maximise the productivity of the land. Managing grass for wildlife and livestock helps in the utilisation of pasture and promotes the survival of different species of pasture.

Source: Daily Nation

OpEd: Conservancies Role in Wildlife Protection

"The Stories of land owners and communities as conservation agents hasn't received the attention it deserves. By establishing conservancies, communities play an important role in protecting Kenya's Iconic Wildlife." KWCA CEO, Dickson Ole Kaelo writes more on this OpEd Published by the Standard Newspaper. Read More

Source: The Standard



Establishment of conservancies is the most beneficial land use option for both human and wildlife co-existence. It has provided benefits such as guaranteed payments from conservancy fees, legal and controlled grazing of cattle, employment, infrastructural development, conservation of Kenya's wildlife habitat among others. KWCA is working with Kenya Wildlife Service to ensure incentives are created for conservancies so as to secure our wildlife.

Wildebeests fall victim to human-wildlife conflict

"Mara has lost about 30,000 resident wildebeests that used to move from Loita plains to the park when their counterparts in Serengeti National Park migrate to Kenya to kick off the annual tourism peak season because of encroachment," Dickson Kaelo- CEO, KWCA

Source: Mediamax Network



Human Wildlife Conflict is a threat to our eco-regions in the conservation of our bio-diversity. There is need to protect our wildlife from the threat of extinction so as to safeguard our natural heritage.

Our Mission

To work with landowners and communities to sustainably conserve and manage wildlife and their habitat outside formal protected areas for the benefit of the people of Kenya.

Our Vision

A Kenya in which people and wildlife coexist in mutual benefit.

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