We are working with landowners and communities to sustainably conserve and manage wildlife and their habitat outside state-protected areas.

Our Core Areas

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Policy Advocacy

Providing a platform through which communities can advocate for better conservancy laws and incentives.

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Networking & Communication

Bringing together conservancies throughout the country to learn, collaborate and influence regional and national change.

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Capacity Building

Providing our members with tools, resources and linkages to better their conservancy management and service delivery.

Status of Conservancies in Kenya

When people are willing stewards, wildlife flourishes

Kenya has lost nearly 70% of its wildlife during the past thirty years.

Loss of space and connectivity is threatening Kenya’s wildlife heritage, its multi-billion dollar tourism industry and the livelihoods for rural communities. This is exacerbated by the increasing development pressures and impacts of climate change.

Wildlife conservancies offer hope. Today, conservancies in Kenya cover more than 6.3 million hectares, directly impact the lives of more than 700,000 people and securing the 65% of the country’s wildlife that is found outside national parks and reserves.

Conservancies are not only providing a public service by protecting and conserving majority of the wildlife in the country but also enhancing livelihoods.

It is for this reason that we tirelessly strive to create an enabling environment for conservancies to unite and thrive and in so doing, protect the country’s rich wildlife while increasing conservation benefits in their communities.

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Conservancy Rangers in Kenya are recognised under the Wildlife Act 2013 as wildlife security officers and as an important resource in minimising wildlife threats in the National Wildlife Conservation and Management Strategy

KWCA in partnership with Kenya Wildlife Service is working to improve the working conditions of rangers and to ensure their capacity is enhanced to effectively carryout their duties.

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