Kenya Wildlife Conservancies
Kenya wildlife Conservancies are home to some of the world’s most endangered species, such as the Black and White Rhinos, Grevy’s Zebras, Hirola, Wild Dog, Giraffes, and Elephants in addition to sparking the development of social amenities in rural communities and hosting large numbers of wildlife.
Wildlife conservancies are land managed by individual landowners, bodies or corporates, groups of owners, or a community for purposes of wildlife conservation and other compatible land uses to better livelihoods.
Where sixty-five percent of Kenya’s wildlife live in community and private lands, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies provide connected landscapes that complement National Parks and National Reserves while enabling communities to benefit from wildlife management and in turn be at the heart of championing conservation efforts.
By placing communities at the center of wildlife conservation and improving conservation incentives, conservancies in Kenya are securing livelihoods while reversing wildlife decline, resulting in the protection of Kenya’s iconic wildlife for future generations.
Kenya Wildlife Conservancies, Tourism
For many Landowners, tourism is the motivation for forming Conservancies as a means of benefiting from the wildlife on their land. Currently, tourism is the main way in which vital revenue for the long-term financial sustainability of the Conservancy is generated. Tourism revenue is used to support the operating costs of Conservancies, and in many Conservancies, it is also used to support Community development projects. Acquire Adventures Safaris offers many Kenya Wildlife Conservancy Safaris where you can book a once-in-a-lifetime Africa Holiday experience
Kenya Wildlife Conservancies, Wildlife
This is primarily the role of Conservancy Scouts and includes anti-poaching patrols, wildlife monitoring, and management of human-wildlife conflict. It may include species research, usually in partnership with research organizations or individuals, and reintroduction of wildlife through translocations which are done in partnership with KWS. A Conservancy may have a Sanctuary within it, where there is more intensive management of a particular species in some cases this may require an area of the Conservancy to be fenced.
Kenya Conservancy Community Engagement
Kenya Wildlife Conservancy Community engagement includes investment in Community development, as well as communication by the Conservancy to their own, or neighboring, Communities. Creating tangible benefits from conservation to Communities is critical to leverage support for conservation and to change attitudes and behavior of Communities towards wildlife.
4 TYPES OF KENYA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCIES
KENYA WILDLIFE GROUP CONSERVANCIES
Kenya Wildlife Group Conservancies are commonly registered as private land-holding companies co-owned by all landowners with the purpose of wildlife conservation. The management of the wildlife conservancy is determined by the registered private land-holding company or through a joint management company with a tourism investor or a contracted management company. Most of Kenya Group Conservancies are found around Masai Mara National Reserve
KENYA PRIVATE CONSERVANCIES
Kenya Private Wildlife Conservancies own or manage land under leasehold or freehold. The area under control may be run by single Individuals or Families, Non-Profit Organisations, or Corporates for the purpose of wildlife conservation. The most popular avenues of governing private conservancies in Kenya include leasing the land to conservation NGOs, non-profit private companies, or for-profit private companies. Some are managed by the owners themselves. Most Kenya Private Wildlife Conservancies are found within the Laikipia area region of Kenya.
KENYA COMMUNITY CONSERVANCIES
Kenya Community conservancies are conservancies established by a community on community land.
Communities are the dominant decision-makers and enforcers. These Community Conservancies are managed by the local community representatives with professional assistance from the Kenya Wildlife Service and other tourism partners. Kenya Community Conservancies are found next to Kenyan National Parks like Amboseli National Park and Tsavo National Park.
List of Kenya Wildlife Conservancies
MASAI MARA WILDLIFE GROUP CONSERVANCIES
Mara North Conservancy
Olare Motorogi Conservancy
Mara Naboisho Conservancy
Ol Kinyei Conservancy
Mara Triangle Conservancy
Mara Siana Conservancy
GREAT RIFT VALLEY LAKES CONSERVANCIES
Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary
Hippo-point Naivasha Conservancy
Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary
Sanctuary Farm Naivasha
LAIKIPIA PRIVATE CONSERVANCIES
Ol Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary
Ol Jogi Conservancy
Laikipia Nature Conservancy
Solio Conservancy / Ranch
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy and Animal Orphanage
Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu, Kenya
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