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Conservancy Rangers Review KWS LEA Paramilitary Training Curriculum

Posted: 8th Sep 2017 11:16:00 AM

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 Nort... Read More

Q " A With Dickson ole Kaelo

Posted: 15th Aug 2017 11:30:00 AM

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 in l... Read More

Why Conservancies Matter for Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

Posted: 15th Aug 2017 11:10:00 AM

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 co... Read More

Kenya's new Wildlife Laws, Impact on Conservancies

Posted: 15th Aug 2017 11:00:00 AM

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 growing c... Read More

Securing Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas Report Launched

Posted: 29th Jul 2017 12:00:00 PM

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 The W... Read More

More Resources Needed to Support Training of More Conservancy Rangers

Posted: 20th Jun 2017 12:00:00 PM

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 out... Read More

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

Posted: 3rd May 2017 10:00:00 AM

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 visite... Read More

Report of the 2nd Biennual National Conservancy Managers Policy Workshop

Posted: 18th Apr 2017 10:00:00 AM

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 th... Read More

Limiting Compensation Claims to National Parks managed by KWS will Derail Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Posted: 11th Apr 2017 12:00:00 PM

Limiting Compensation Claims to National Parks managed by KWS will Derail Wildlife Conservation Efforts NAIROBI, 11th April 2017 The recent proposal by the Parliamentary Committee on Envir... Read More

KWCA adopts a New Governing Structure

Posted: 10th Apr 2017 12:45:00 PM

KWCA adopts a New Governing Structure KWCA held its AGM on Wednesday 29th March 2017 at CORAT Africa, Nairobi attended by 105 conservancy member representatives. The AGM approved the creatio... Read More

KWCA Publishes the Kenya National Wildlife Conservancies Map 2016

Posted: 10th Apr 2017 11:00:00 AM

Kenya National Wildlife Conservancies Map 2016 KWCA published the 1st ever complete map of community, group and private conservancies in Kenya. We thank our partners KWS, AWF, WWF for provid... Read More

Factsheet: Land Rights for Community Conservancies Strengthened

Posted: 10th Apr 2017 10:30:00 AM

Factsheet Community Land Policy KWCA has published a factsheet for its community conservancy members titled; Land Rights for Community Conservancies Strengthened. After years of advocacy ... Read More

KWCA Submits Recommendations to the Wildlife Conservation and Management (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Posted: 7th Apr 2017 10:00:00 AM

KWCA Pre-evaluation Meeting On 15th March KWCA partnered with Conservation Alliance of Kenya (CAK) to provide input and recommendation to the Wildlife Conservation and Management (amendment)... Read More

KWS and KWCA Formalize Partnership to Foster Conservation on Private and Community Land

Posted: 5th Apr 2017 12:00:00 PM

KWS - KWCA Conservation on Private and Community Land Partnership Signing On 28th March 2017, KWS and KWCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen technical cooperation and ... Read More

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

Posted: 22nd Mar 2017 12:00:00 PM

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 conservancie... Read More

KWCA Publishes a Conservancy Managers Handbook for Leading and Managing Conservancies

Posted: 3rd Mar 2017 01:00:00 AM

KWCA Conservancy Managers Handbook for Leading and Managing Conservancies Conservancies have been recognized as tools for community development, wildlife conservation, climate change adapt... Read More

World Wildlife Day 2017: Strengthening Wildlife Conservancies to Reduce Wildlife Declines

Posted: 3rd Mar 2017 12:45:00 AM

World Wildlife Day 2017: Strengthening Wildlife Conservancies to Reduce Wildlife Declines As we celebrate World Wildlife Day on Friday 3rd march 2017, We reflect on a research article releas... Read More

Women's Rights on Community Land Begin to take Shape

Posted: 27th Jan 2017 12:00:00 PM

Joyce Lemomo (left) and Joyce Kimiti after attending KWCA's Community Land Act 2016 Awareness Workshop in Amboseli Land matters among the Maasai community have been a preserve of theme. Cult... Read More

Wildlife Conservation and Management Regulations Finalized, Awaiting Gazettement

Posted: 15th Nov 2016 01:22:00 AM

KWCA and other wildlife sector stakeholders at the Bomas of Kenya KWCA joined other wildlife sector stakeholders on Friday 4th November 2016 at the Bomas of Kenya to review and finalize 18 ... Read More

OpEd: Conservancies Role in Wildlife Protection

Posted: 18th Oct 2016 01:00:00 AM

OpEd: Conservancies' Role in Wildlife Protection Standard Media Cut-out "The Stories of land owners and communities as conservation agents hasn't received the attention it deserves. By estab... Read More

Conservancies Feted for Promoting Sustainable Tourism

Posted: 17th Oct 2016 01:00:00 AM

KWCA policy Coordinator handing over a certificate to Jake Grieves-Cook of Ol Kinyei Conservancy the 1st runner ups of the Eco warrior Community conservancy Award The 11th edition of the Eco... Read More

Community Land Act: A Win for Community Conservancies

Posted: 16th Oct 2016 01:00:00 AM

John Kandie of Kiborgoch Community Conservancy pointing at Kiborgoch Community Land in Baringo County Community conservancies have a reason to celebrate. After years of public consultations ... Read More

We Now have the Right of Ownership to our Communal Land

Posted: 15th Oct 2016 01:00:00 AM

Raymond Kipkemei of Kiborgoch Community Conservancy addressing participants at a Meeting of Baringo Conservancies organised by KWCA in July Kipkemei is jubilant that the Community Land Act i... Read More

Peer Learning to strengthen KWCA Leadership Role in Community Based Conservation

Posted: 29th Aug 2016 01:00:00 AM

KWCA and Members of the Pan African community based apex organizations from Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania On 17th-20th August 2016, KWCA joined other pan African community based apex organizat... Read More

KWCA Partners with IUCN to Pilot a Holistic Approach for Strengthening Community Engagement in Tacking Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kenya

Posted: 22nd Aug 2016 01:00:00 AM

KWCA and IUCN Engaging the Community in Tacking Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kenya International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with KWCA is implementing a pilot project... Read More

Community Wildlife Conservancies to Benefit From the Community Land Bill 2015 if Passed

Posted: 27th Jul 2016 08:00:00 AM

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 develop... Read More

KWCA Supports KWS to Develop Guidelines for Preparing Protected Areas Management Plans

Posted: 26th Jul 2016 08:00:00 AM

Management Plan Guidelines Validation Workshop with stakeholders at KWS offices The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) has catalyzed and supported the development of guidelines f... Read More

A Bright Future for Conservancies in Baringo

Posted: 5th Jul 2016 08:08:00 AM

Conservancies development in Baringo is at its peak. With more and more land owners having realized the benefits of wildlife from other regions, they are securing their communally owned lands... Read More

KWCA publishes a Guide on Establishing a Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya

Posted: 27th Jun 2016 08:08:00 AM

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 and ... Read More

NACSO visits KWCA, discusses partnership for sharing best practices for conservancies

Posted: 24th Jun 2016 08:08:00 AM

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 better c... Read More

KWCA Staff Expands to Support Growth of Conservancies

Posted: 3rd Jun 2016 11:15:00 AM

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 (KWCA)... Read More

Government Should Fund Wildlife Conservancies to Stem Wildlife Loss

Posted: 22nd Dec 2015 08:08:00 AM

KWCA C.E.O, Dickson Kaelo Early this month, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) gathered conservation leaders from all conservancies in the country for a two day National Conserva... Read More

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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.