Top 6 Conservation Initiatives That Support Kenya Wildlife Conservation : The iconic wildlife of Kenya lives outside the national parks, despite the fact that only about 8% of the country has been set aside for wildlife conservation. Threats to Kenya’s biodiversity and endangered species include habitat loss, forest dwindling, and human-wildlife conflict brought on by encroachment.

The government and communities at all levels are collaborating with a number of regional and global conservation initiatives to find workable solutions to these problems. Here are the top 6 Non-Governmental initiatives that supports and protects Kenya wildlife conservation efforts:

Nature Kenya

Established in 1909 to encourage the study and preservation of nature in east Africa, Nature Kenya is the oldest environmental society on the continent of Africa. As a nonpartisan membership organization, Nature Kenya works to advance understanding of Kenya’s biodiversity and encourage the preservation of important species, locations, and habitats.

Through the development of community capacity, the promotion of long-term advantages, and support for policies that promote biodiversity conservation, they work to promote community participation in conservation.

Kenya Wildlife Trust

The Greater Mara, Samburu-Laikipia, and Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystems are three of Kenya’s most crucial ecosystems, and the Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT) is the country’s leading predator conservation trust. The group empowers and informs nearby communities and stakeholders about environmental stewardship and vulnerable predator populations.

In Kenya (KWT), predator populations are seen as the foundation of thriving ecosystems. Their goal is to put programs in place and finance community-based, data-driven conservation efforts that ensure the long-term survival of predator populations in Kenya.

Top 6 Conservation Initiatives That Support Kenya Wildlife Conservation
Kenya Wildlife Trust

Zoological Society of London

Kenyans and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) collaborate to support the restoration of Kenya wildlife. In order to lessen conflicts between people and wildlife, they work with vulnerable communities to help them develop sustainable, conservation-friendly livelihoods.

ZSL manages protected areas and wildlife corridors, assists conservation organizations in finding more sustainable methods of operation, gives local communities the tools they need to protect local wildlife, and promotes the sustainable use of natural resources.

The ZSL also supports programs about wildlife health to instruct and prepare professionals in wildlife health, sharing scientific information to inform conservation action and innovation.

The Nature Conservancy

A global environmental nonprofit organization called The Nature Conservancy (TNC) works to create a world where both people and nature can prosper. TNC was established in 1951 in the United States through grassroots activism, and it has since developed into one of the most powerful and influential environmental organizations worldwide.

TNC influences conservation efforts in 79 countries thanks to its more than a million members, diverse staff, and more than 400 scientists. By enhancing governance, diversifying economies, and enhancing natural resource management, TNC is tackling some of Kenya’s most pressing issues.

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust supports every action that helps to conserve, protect, and preserve Kenya wildlife and habitats. Their projects span all of Kenya and include anti-poaching, protecting the environment, raising community awareness, addressing animal welfare concerns, giving veterinary care to animals in need, and rescuing and hand-rearing animals that can eventually live a wild life.

The Big Life Foundation

Together with allies and neighborhood groups, Big Life works to safeguard the ecosystem’s weaker predators. Livestock compensation, the main element of Big Life’s predator protection program, lessens the incentive for retaliatory killing in response to livestock depredation.

 In exchange for no predators being killed in retaliation, the Predator Compensation Fund (PCF) pays Maasai livestock owners a portion of the value of their livestock that was taken by a predator.

Big Life is actively expanding to the Kimana Conservancies while currently managing the PCF on the Mbirikani Group Ranch and Eselengei Group Ranch. One of the few lion populations in all of Africa that is expanding rather than contracting is the one in Big Life’s operating area.

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