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A look at our 2017 Key Successes

We welcome 2018 with utmost anticipation, having made big progress in 2017. Our biggest impact in the recent past has been the momentum gained by communities to participate in wildlife conservation

KWCA launches the National State of Wildlife Conservancies Report 2016

“The success of KWCA is in its cooperation with other regional wildlife conservancies associations and the coordination of conservancies to achieve meaningful impact.”   This is what

Conservancies Given Prominence in Kenya’s New Wildlife Policy

Pauline Lolgogine Chairperson of Sera Wildlife Conservancy contributing to the Wildlife Policy during KWCA national Conservancy Leaders Forum in Nairobi.     Kenya's 40 year old

Key Findings of the Ranger’s Perception Africa Survey

During the Conservancies Rangers Review meeting held on 30 August, Drew Mc Avery from WWF- Kenya presented the findings of a Ranger's Perception Africa Survey. The survey was conducted in 65

Conservancy Rangers Review KWS LEA Paramilitary Training Curriculum

On 30 August, 35 conservancy managers and head rangers drawn from Mara, South Rift, Taita, Amboseli, Rift-lakes, Laikipia and Northern regions attended the Conservancies Rangers Review

Securing Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas Report Launched

Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Prof Judy Wakhungu launched the Wildlife Corridors and Dispersal Areas Report on Wednesday 16 August. The report, which is part of

More Resources Needed to Support Training of Conservancy Rangers

The Taita Taveta County Commissioner Josephine Onunga has called on more resources to be pumped into boosting conservation efforts. Speaking during the  Kenya Wildlife Service Law Enforcement

Limiting National Parks Compensation Claims Will Derail Conservation Efforts

The recent proposal by the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to limit compensation claims on wildlife injuries and death to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) managed parks, if

Kenya’s Tourism Marketing Strategy should focus on Promoting Diverse Tourism Products

According to the Economic Survey 2017, Kenya earned KSh100 billion from 1.3 million tourists who visited the country in 2016. The country has potential to grow these numbers for both international

Report: Second Biennual National Conservancy Managers Policy Workshop

KWCA held its second biennial conservancy leaders conference on 27th-28th February at CORAT Africa under the theme Effective leadership and Policies for Conservancies in Kenya. The conference,

KWCA Publishes the Kenya National Wildlife Conservancies Map 2016

KWCA has published the first ever complete map of community, group and private conservancies in Kenya. The National Wildlife Conservancies Map 2016 enlists 119 conservancies, of the total 160

OP-ED: Conservancies not source of raging conflict in Laikipia

  KWCA CEO, Dickson Kaelo shares his thoughts on the recent invasions of conservancies in Laikipia. He explains how conservancies have helped resolve inter ethnic conflict between

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

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

Conservancies Feted for Promoting Sustainable Tourism

KWCA policy Coordinator handing over the certificate to Jake Grieves-Cook of Ol Kinyei Conservancy the first runner-ups of the Eco Warrior Community Conservancy Award The 11th edition of

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

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

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

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

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