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.