Placing communities at the center of wildlife conservation efforts

Since the emergence of the first conservancies in the 1970s, conservancies have grown in number and their impact has broadened beyond wildlife conservation and tourism.

While wildlife conservation is a key objective, conservancies have the unique power to transform communities while safeguarding our iconic wildlife by uniting communities and promoting peace and security, and improving livelihood development, pastoral movements and grazing as well as social amenities such as schools and health centres.

As the national umbrella body uniting the dynamic and diverse voices of wildlife conservancies in the county, we exist to harness this power.


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.


  • Authentic Voice

    As the representative voice of the wildlife conservancy movement in Kenya, we continuously strive to  reprsent and respond to the needs and concerns of wildlife conservancies in the country.

  • Commitment

    We are fully devoted to our vision of a Kenya where people and wildlife co-exists in mutual benefit and conservancies’ ability to help realise this through their contribution to the nation’s conservation and development goals.

  • Integrity

    We serve with honor, championing the cause of conservancies in Kenya and approaching our partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders with utmost transparency and respect.

  • Innovative

    We place a strong emphasis on discovery, hence are continously searching for more efficient and effective ways to make a difference in our programmes and support to our member conservancies.

  • Partnerships

    As a nation-wide association, our impact is strongly hinged on successfully bringing together our members, the regional associations and partners to work together for the benefit of each party and the growth of a well-oiled national movement.