LWF has long used “5 Management Units” as a tool to keep in touch with its membership. Originally, unit boundaries were dictated by zebra hunting quotas – a convenient way to set limits in areas where wildlife utilisation was practiced. Unit boundaries were then changed to expand into areas that did not have wildlife, but included common land use characteristics – neighbourhoods with a common sense of values and shared priorities between large and small landowners.
LWF intends to maintain these five management units, namely Central, Western, Northern, Eastern and Ewaso Nyiro Unit. Each unit is led by a voluntary Unit Director selected from the residents of each geography, and approved by the Membership. Each Unit Director also serves on the LWF Board of Directors. The typical duration of any Unit Director is 2-4 years.
Each unit is also supported by at least one, if not 2 or 3 Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) whose duty is to maintain contact with members about their needs, priorities and issues, as well as LWF programs. In 2015, unit boundaries were used to focus on neighbourhoods with common land use needs and priorities.
More information about our units can be found on the Unit dedicated section on the website.