Greater Laikipia Landscape Honorary Warden Appointments

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) established the positions of honorary wardens to assist the service in carrying out the provisions of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.   KWS had requested all interested persons in the eight nationally designated conservation areas (Mountain, Northern, Southern, Tsavo, Western, Central Rift, Coast, and Eastern) to submit their…

Quality, Long-lasting Dam Liners

Changing rainfall patterns and unpredictable seasons are increasingly becoming the norm. This is why water conservation is a must for farmers, ranches, and livestock keepers. Emu Sacco offers a pragmatic community-based approach to water security within the Upper Ewaso Basin. We provide financing and technical support for water storage, management, and applications. Through our membership…

Ending Human-Elephant Conflict

Human-Elephant Conflict is a recurring threat in Laikipia North with severe consequences to both. According to the 2020 MIKE (Monitoring of the Illegal Killing of Elephants) report forIn Laikipia and Samburu, 153 cases of elephant mortality were reported. The highest percentage was from natural deaths. Human-Elephant conflicts accounted for 26.14% of all elephant deaths. At…

Bring Back the Herder Conservationist

In northern Kenya, conservancies are regarded in conventional development circles as a panacea to poaching, human–wildlife conflict and land degradation. In his article “Bring back the herder conservationist” (June 2021), published in the citizens’ e-platform The Elephant, Hussein Wario Tadicha of the Centre for Research and Development in the Drylands (CRDD) reveals how the nearly complete…