We are working with landowners and communities to sustainably conserve and manage wildlife and their habitat outside state-protected areas.
Our Core Areas
Providing a platform through which communities can advocate for better conservancy laws and incentives.
Networking & Communication
Bringing together conservancies throughout the country to learn, collaborate and influence regional and national change.
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 6.35 million hectares, directly impact the lives of 930,000 households and secure 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 at KWCA, we are continuously fostering an environment that enables conservancies to unite and thrive and in so doing, protect the country’s rich wildlife while increasing conservation benefits in the communities.
Hectares of Land