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    NACSO visits KWCA, discusses partnership for sharing best practices for Conservancies
    24th June 2016
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    The Namibian Association for Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Organizations (NACSO) has praised KWCA for their work policy...
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    KWCA publishes a Guide on Establishing a Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya
    27th June 2016
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    The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association has published a guide dubbed Establishing a wildlife conservancy in Kenya for private land...
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    A bright Future for Conservancies in Baringo
    5th July 2016
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    Conservancies development in Baringo is at its peak. With more and more land owners having realized the benefits of...
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    Peer Learning to strengthen KWCA Leadership Role in Community Based Conservation
    25th August 2016
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    On 17th-20th August 2016, KWCA joined other pan African community based apex organizations from Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania for...
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    KWCA Partners with IUCN to Pilot a Holistic Approach for Strengthening Community Engagement in Tacking Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kenya.
    31st August 2016
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with KWCA is implementing a pilot project using a theory...
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    Community Land Act: A Win for Community Conservancies
    15th September 2016
    Features/Opinion,News
    Community conservancies have a reason to celebrate. After years of public consultations and negotiations with government to promote community interests...
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    Conservancies Feted for Promoting Sustainable Tourism
    17th October 2016
    Events,News
    KWCA policy Coordinator handing over the certificate to Jake Grieves-Cook of Ol Kinyei Conservancy the first runner-ups of the...
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    Conservancies' role in wildlife Protection
    19th October 2016
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    The Stories of land owners and communities as conservation agents hasn’t received the attention it deserves. By establishing conservancies,...
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    We Now have the Right of Ownership to our Communal Land
    19th October 2016
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    Kipkemei is jubilant that the Community Land Act is now been legislated. He is among the many community members...
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    OP-ED: Conservancies not source of raging conflict in Laikipia
    22nd March 2017
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      KWCA CEO, Dickson Kaelo shares his thoughts on the recent invasions of conservancies in Laikipia. He explains how conservancies have...
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  • KWCA's Kenya National Wildlife Conservancies Map 2016
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    KWCA Publishes the Kenya National Wildlife Conservancies Map 2016
    15th April 2017
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    KWCA has published the first ever complete map of community, group and private conservancies in Kenya. The National Wildlife Conservancies...
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    Report: Second Biennual National Conservancy Managers Policy Workshop
    18th April 2017
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    KWCA held its second biennial conservancy leaders conference on 27th-28th February at CORAT Africa under the theme Effective leadership...
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    Kenya's Tourism Marketing Strategy should focus on Promoting Diverse Tourism Products
    3rd May 2017
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    According to the Economic Survey 2017, Kenya earned KSh100 billion from 1.3 million tourists who visited the country in...
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    Limiting National Parks Compensation Claims Will Derail Conservation Efforts
    15th May 2017
    Features/Opinion,News
    The recent proposal by the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to limit compensation claims on wildlife injuries...
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    More Resources Needed to Support Training of Conservancy Rangers
    20th June 2017
    Events,News
    The Taita Taveta County Commissioner Josephine Onunga has called on more resources to be pumped into boosting conservation efforts. Speaking during...
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    Securing Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas Report Launched
    19th August 2017
    Events,News
    Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Prof Judy Wakhungu launched the Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas Report on...
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    Conservancy Rangers Review KWS LEA Paramilitary Training Curriculum
    10th September 2017
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    On 30 August, 35 conservancy managers and head rangers drawn from Mara, South Rift, Taita, Amboseli, Rift-lakes, Laikipia and...
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    Key Findings of the Ranger's Perception Africa Survey
    11th September 2017
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    During the Conservancies Rangers Review meeting held on 30 August, Drew Mc Avery from WWF- Kenya presented the findings of...
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    Conservancies Given Prominence in Kenya's New Wildlife Policy
    15th September 2017
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    Pauline Lolgogine Chairperson of Sera Wildlife Conservancy contributing to the Wildlife Policy during KWCA national Conservancy Leaders Forum in...
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    KWCA launches the National State of Wildlife Conservancies Report 2016
    18th January 2018
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    “The success of KWCA is in its cooperation with other regional wildlife conservancies associations and the coordination of conservancies...
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    A look at our 2017 Key Successes
    25th January 2018
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    We welcome 2018 with utmost anticipation, having made big progress in 2017. Our biggest impact in the recent past...
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    KWCA Join International Rangers Federation (IRF) Family
    27th January 2018
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    We are glad to be part of the International Ranger’s Federation (IRF) family as an associate member. The International Ranger...
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    KWCA Represents Communities at the CITES Rural Communities Working Group
    2nd March 2018
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    On 26th February, parties, rural communities and conservation organizations drawn from 21 countries met at the UN Complex Nairobi...
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    How community averts lions' attacks, to reap from conservation efforts
    26th March 2018
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    In the March 23rd copy of the Daily Nation, Features writer Leopold Obi captured the story of how our...
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    Cabinet Secretary Wildlife and Tourism Endorses Conservancies and Pledges Support
    28th March 2018
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    "Every acre of land added to conservation through conservancies is a win for wildlife and tourism. Conservancies should be...
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    PS State Department of Wildlife establishes a Committee to Implement recommendations of the Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas Report
    29th March 2018
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    KWCA CEO Mr. Dickson Kaelo has been appointed by the PS State Department of Wildlife Dr. Margaret Mwakima to...
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    Kenya Considers Sustainable Wildlife Utilization Options
    2nd April 2018
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    The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife established a task-force   on Wildlife Utilization (Sustainable Wildlife Utilization) to deliberate...
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    Scaling up Conservancy Gains for Sustainable Wildlife Conservation
    17th April 2018
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    The theme “Scaling up conservancy gains for sustainable wildlife conservation” rang true at this year’s 2018 conservancy leaders conference...
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    Petition Seeking VAT and Stamp Duty Exemption for Wildlife Conservancies
    8th May 2018
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    Following the call for submission of memoranda in the matter of consideration by the National Assembly of the Bill...
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    Proposed Miscellaneous Wildlife Amendments May Weaken Community Conservation Efforts
    31st May 2018
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    KWCA has submitted a petition on the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018, (Wildlife Act 2018 Section) to the...
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    First community conservancy rangers to benefit from new KWS revised curriculum graduate
    9th June 2018
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    60 community conservancy rangers among them two women,  are the first trainees to benefit from the newly revised community...
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    Kenya’s New Vision on Tourism and Wildlife Conservation Unveiled
    16th June 2018
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    Kenya’s Tourism Blueprint 2030 and National Wildlife Strategy 2030 was launched on Tuesday by the Deputy President H.E William...
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    World Rangers Day: Celebrating Lumo Community Wildlife Conservancy Female Ranger, Ludovika Malemba,
    23rd July 2018
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    Forty-year-old, mother of four, Ludovika Malemba, a female community ranger from Lumo Community Conservancy emerges top in academics at...
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    E-Newsletter: Celebrating World Ranger Day 31st July 2018
    31st July 2018
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    The natural world is under immense pressure right around the globe. Species loss, habitat destruction, climate change and environmental...
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    Remarks by KWCA CEO Dickson Kaelo on World Ranger Day Celebrations
    1st August 2018
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    World Ranger Day Celebration Remarks by CEO, Kenya wildlife Conservancies Association, Dickson Kaelo Made on July 31st 2018, KWS HQ Today,  is...
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    Community Conservancy Ranger Receive African Paradise Rangers Award
    7th August 2018
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    Josphat Kasaine ole Kosikir 63, is among 18 Kenyan rangers and 50 from Africa to be awarded the 2018...
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    KWCA CEO Shortlisted for the Prestigious Tusk Conservation 2018 Awards
    9th August 2018
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    KWCA CEO Dickson Kaelo, has been shortlisted among the finalists for the 2018 Tusk Award Conservation in Africa for...
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    Conservancy Leaders Briefing Paper to the Senate on Financial Support to Wildlife Conservancies
    15th August 2018
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    Briefing Paper Senate Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources Submitted by Petitioners Representing Wildlife Conservancies in Kenya and Kenya...
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    Strengthening Partnerships in African Conservation: Kenya's Wildlife Conservancies Movement
    10th September 2018
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    Wildlife Conservation efforts in Kenya is at a critical stage. Four decades of extreme wildlife declines may progressively come...
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    Community Representatives Call on London Conference to Guarantee Equal Role in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Crime
    12th October 2018
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    Press Release 11 October 2018 Representatives from communities affected by the illegal wildlife trade are calling on governments meeting in...
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    “Conservancies are about reconnecting communities with nature through upholding cultural practices that protected wildlife”- Dickson Kaelo 2018 Tusk Finalist
    18th November 2018
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    Sarah Marshall of the Telegraph interviewed KWCA CEO Dickson Kaelo a 2018 Tusk Awards finalist ahead of the Tusk...
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    Thank you for your partnership in 2018
    22nd December 2018
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    Dear Partners and Friends,  As we wrap up 2018, one word seems to best describe the year; Partnerships. The long term...
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    KWCA Position on Natural Resources (Benefit Sharing Bill), 2018
    27th February 2019
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      KWCA this morning submitted the  Natural Resources (Benefit Sharing) Bill, 2018  memorandum to members of the Senate Standing Committee on Land,...
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    Recent Amendments to the Wildlife Act 2013: Institutional Changes and Penalties
    3rd April 2019
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    The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act No. 18 of 2018, passed on 31st December 2018 and effective 4th January...
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    For conservancies to succeed, women inclusion in decision making and sharing of benefits should be given priority.
    5th April 2019
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    In many areas of sustainable development including land and natural resources governance, it is becoming increasingly well known that...
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    Job Opportunity- National CBNRM Coordinator
    6th May 2019
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    Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) is a major strategy for enhancing conservation outcomes while also seeking to improve livelihoods....
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    Policy Update: New Amendments Wildlife act 2013
    7th August 2019
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    Following KWCA's petition on  The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018, (Wildlife Act 2018 Section) submitted  on 11th May...
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    CITES recognises communities as active stakeholders in wildlife conservation
    1st September 2019
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    KWCA’s role as an official observer representing communities at the CITES CoP 18 conference, had its status elevated by...
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    Association of Wildlife Conservancy Rangers in Kenya Joins the International Ranger Federation (IRF)
    21st November 2019
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    Great news for Kenya conservancy rangers. The Association of Wildlife Conservancy Rangers in Kenya is officially a regular member...
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    KWCA recognised as a best practise in community engagement
    23rd November 2019
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    We are excited to be recognised by African People & Wildlife and National Geographic Society as a best practice in community engagement in their...
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    We are Hiring! Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer
    14th January 2020
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    Kenyan Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the national membership representative body and the voice of conservancies in Kenya. Our...
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