As the national umbrella body uniting wildlife conservancies in the country, we at Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Associations (KWCA) strongly believe that conservancies go far beyond just wildlife conservation. They improve livelihoods, unite communities, promote wildlife and community co-existence, strengthen local democracy, and preserve cultures and traditions.
We therefore strive to ensure our members and the various stakeholders in wildlife conservation in Kenya not only understand these benefits but are empowered to effectively work together towards sustainably conserving and managing the country’s iconic wildlife that is found outside state-protected areas for the benefit of the people of Kenya.
Currently, we boost of over one hundred members spread throughout 28 counties. Community Conservancies form the biggest percentage of our membership (56 out of 113), with our Private and Group Conservancies membership totaling 39 and 18 members respectively.