Currently, over a hundred conservancies (113) are registered under KWCA. They includes private, group and community-based conservancies spread across 28 counties. This translates to 6.46 ha of total land covered by the conservancies.
Countrywide, the 160 conservancies have doubled the area under wildlife conservation to 15.8 million acres being under active management, 4,800 conservancy jobs have been created and a new low impact tourism product is creating income for the rural communities. The local people now access better schools, clean water and women give birth under the care of trained health experts.
In addition to playing a key role in contributing to Kenya’s development, these conservancies are home to some of the few remaining endangered species of animals across the world and hence their preservation is key not just to Kenya but on global scale.