Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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Engaging Youth on IWRM Integrated Water Resources Management : MKEWP Hosts University of Eldoret Students

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership hosted students from the University of Eldoret, on the 6th of February 2020. During their visit, more than 100 students were given an intro to career issues in natural resources management, with a particular focus on IWRM. The visit provided students with a chance to explore the effects of […]

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Concerted Effort for Effective Integrated Water Resource Management Approach in Laikipia North : “Worrying about the Downstream”

River systems in the Upper Ewaso Ng’iro Basin originate in the water towers of Mount Kenya and Abedares, but climate change, increasing population, and settlement have led to the intensive use of, competition for and conflicts over existing water resources. The basin experiences very high water demand for irrigation in the dry season, when surface […]

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Opuntia Stricta Update : Getting Rid of a Thorny Problem

The County Government of Laikipia and its partners are doing everything in their capacity to eradicate the prickly pear cactus problem in Laikipia. These were sentiments from the Laikipia Deputy Director for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr.  John Letai. He was speaking during the Opuntia stakeholders meeting convened by Laikipia Forum on the 24th of […]

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The Great Grevy’s Zebra Rally 2020 Counties, Conservancies, Communities and Citizens Can Make A Difference.

Kenya is home to over 90% of the world’s remaining Grevy’s Zebras. The 3rd Great Grevy’s Rally will help us determine the population health of this endangered species. Laikipia Forum joined other conservation organizations and conservancies from Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo, Meru and Marsabit counties for the 2020 edition of the Great Grevy’s Zebra rally. The […]

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Promoting Partnerships Within the Greater Laikipia Landscape

The new Laikipia Forum’s signboard is mounted along the entrance of the Paramount Chief Road, just behind the Nanyuki ASK showground, along the Likii River. Not only does the sign indicate the Forum’s location, it also illustrates our continued efforts to bring together membership-led organizations in a bid to promote natural resources conservation, cohesion and […]

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Lokichar-Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline and LAPPSET ESIA sends out alarm bells!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cBsQaBGBag5QqdLdwa-IB8Wr2st3Uwy2/view We are faced with one of the most significant national infrastructure projects, on a scale greater than the SGR. The LAPPSET corridor will affect a significant area of the country. See more on the GOK’s LAPSSET Project here:  http://www.lapsset.go.ke We are part of a growing number of responsible citizens and organizations that watch large-scale […]

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Tourism Regulatory Authority (TRA) Adventure Sports and Tented Camp Standards

TRA is at it again…………developing more standards, guidelines and regulations for our Kenya Tourism HOTSPOT Destination 2020. We welcome the initiative, as there are increasing numbers of black-market and fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants operators. Draft standards have been posted, with public response expected on January 31. Unfortunately, the distribution of the guidelines and standards were only released to […]

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The ‘Edible Rivers’ of Laikipia

On the 28th of January 2020, Storm Water, in collaboration with Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP), Laikipia County government, WRA, NEMA and other stakeholders initiated a project dubbed, “The ‘Edible’ Rivers of Laikipia”. Their aim is to restore the riparian health of rivers within Laikipia through the planting of highly valued trees along the […]