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We Now have the Right of Ownership to our Communal Land

Kipkemei is jubilant that the Community Land Act is now been legislated. He is among the many community members who have lived on trust land and knows the fears associated with being a squatter in a land that belongs to your community. “I am glad we will now have the right of ownership to our […]

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:  

Conservancies Feted for Promoting Sustainable Tourism

The 11th edition of the Eco-Warrior Awards was held on Friday 14 October at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Upper Hill, Nairobi under the theme: Sustainable Tourism Our Diversity Our Strength. KWCA conservancy member Ol Lentille Conservancy from Laikipia emerged the winner of the Eco-Tourism Community Conservancy of the year award followed by Ol Kinyei […]

Community Land Act: A Win for Community Conservancies

Community conservancies have a reason to celebrate. After years of public consultations and negotiations with government to promote community interests and rights, the Community Land Act was finally enacted on 31 August 2016. The new law gives community landowners powers and rights to govern, manage, and make key decisions about the use of community lands. […]

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

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with KWCA is implementing a pilot project using a theory of change approach to strengthen local community engagement in combating Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT). The project is using a situation tool developed by IIED to focus on 4 pathways which include; Strengthening disincentives for illegal behavior, […]

Peer Learning to strengthen KWCA Leadership Role in Community Based Conservation

On 17th-20th August 2016, KWCA joined other pan African community based apex organizations from Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania for a four days’ action learning workshop to strengthen organizational leadership in the region’s conservation and natural resources field. Weak governance structures, lack of prioritization and ineffective use of human and financial resources continues to hamper conservation […]

A bright Future for Conservancies in Baringo

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 that previously derived minimal benefits to wildlife conservation. The conservancies characterized with great opportunities including unique tourism attractions e.g. hills, archaeological sites, gorges, potential enterprises […]

KWCA publishes a 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 private land owners and communities.  The guide aims at promoting the expansion of land under conservation and increasing land owner’s participation in wildlife management in Kenya. It outlines the processes, policies and resources required to establish and manage […]

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

The Namibian Association for Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Organizations (NACSO) has praised KWCA for their work policy advocacy and promoting better conservancy standards in Kenya. The team are on a learning visit in kenya to learn and exchange ideas on implementation of wildlife corridors and diversification of revenue streams for conservancies. The team […]