CONSERVATION EFFORTS

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At African Ultimate Adventures, we take pride in conserving our environment, Culture, Wildlife, birds and several research projects.  The web links below can direct you to good, grass-roots conservation initiatives in Kenya. 

We encourage anyone visiting Kenya to think about supporting a local conservation effort by giving a small donation.

  

 

The Laikipia Wildlife Forum

The Laikipia Wildlife Forum brings   together all the different interest groups in the district who are involved   in wildlife, including ranchers, pastoralists from the group ranches,   representatives from the small farming communities, the government, the Kenya   Wildlife Service and NGO's. 

   

LionConservation.org

Until recently scientists believed   there were 100-200,000 lions living in Africa. A recent survey involving lion   specialists across the continent has found that the number has dropped   dramatically to approximately 23,000, and most of these are living in   protected national parks. But outside these parks lions are being killed at   an alarming rate, and unless urgent action is taken, they may be completely   wiped out from these unprotected areas. The Lion Conservation project   actively studies Laikipia's lions by tracking movements, analysis of behavior   and diet. The Lion Conservsation project further works hard to mitigate   problems that can arise between these large predators and the local Masai /   Samburu and their herds.

  

The Samburu-Laikipia Wild Dog Project 

The Samburu-Laikipia Wild Dog   Project was started in January 2001 to investigate strategies for coexistence   of African wild dogs with people and livestock. Wild dogs became extinct in   Laikipia and southern Samburu during the mid-1980s, but have recently   recolonized much of the area, and their numbers continue to increase. The   regional population is currently over 100 dogs.

 

Mpala Research Foundation

Mpala Wildlife Foundation is   dedicated to conserving the land, wildlife and natural resources of Mpala, as   well as improving the quality of life for the people of Laikipia, Kenya.
  Mpala Wildlife Foundation is an operating foundation that funds and runs a   world class research center, a 48,000 acre wildlife conservancy, and a   variety of community health and outreach programs in Laikipia, Kenya. 

   

Rhino Ark

Formed in 1988 with the objectives   to conserve one of Kenya's finest indigenous forests, its total habitat and   to resolve human/wildlife conflict. Since its inception, Rhino Ark has raised   almost USD$ 3,000,000 contributed from thousands of individuals, mainly   Kenyans, but also from guests and visitors. The primary aim being to build an   electric fence around the entire Aberdares Conservation Area to keep the   wildlife in and illegal loggers and poachers out. 

  


The East Africa Wildlife Society

For over forty (40) years, EAWLS   has been at the forefront in the efforts for protecting endangered, rare or   threatened species and habitats in East Africa.
  program areas - EAWLS is proud to be involved in a number of programs geared   to the preservation and conservation of the environment. Some of these are:   species conservation, wetlands & marine resources conservation, forests   & water catchment areas conservation & conservation education.

   

Nature Kenya

Nature Kenya is the business name   (in Kenya) of the East Africa Natural History Society. The Society was   established in 1909 and is the oldest conservation organisation in Africa.
  The aim of Nature Kenya is to promote the study and conservation of the   natural environment, in eastern Africa.
  In pursuing this mission, Nature Kenya strives to:
  * build a strong constituency for conservation across the country
  * enhance knowledge of Kenya's biological diversity
  * advocate for policies favourable to biodiversity conservation
  * promote conservation of key species, sites, and habitats customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.