Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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Laikipia County Government Endorses Laikipia Tourism Association at the Hoteliers Conference and Expo

“There is no better or more efficient way of promoting tourism and hospitality in our County than working together under one umbrella, which is the Laikipia Tourism Association.” These were the sentiments of Laikipia County Tourism Officer, Mr. Patrick Ole Kirimi, at the Laikipia Hoteliers’ conference and expo at the Sportsman’s Arms Hotel on the […]

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Call to Scrap Cross-County Levies on Livestock Movement

The second arid and semi-arid lands conference ended last week with a call for removal of inter-county levies and fees imposed on pastoralists in search of pasture. Leaders from pastoralist communities said the livestock sector was facing numerous challenges, among them cross-county taxation and levies and called for integrated management to cushion pastoralists from further […]

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Laikipia Invasive Species Symposium : Managing the Opuntia Stricta

Last week, Laikipia County Government, through the office of the Governor, formed 5 strategic working groups that will help find sustainable solutions towards eradicating, controlling and managing the invasive species, Opuntia Stricta. Formation of the working groups was pegged to the different mechanisms that are currently being used as solutions to managing the species. This […]

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Know Your WRUAs: TELESWANI WRUA

Teleswani sub-catchment is within the Ewaso Nyiro North catchment area. It covers an area of approximately 35.68 square kilometres with a reach of about 20 kilometres before it joins the Nanyuki River, which then joins the Ewaso Ng’iro River. The river originates from the peaks of Mt. Kenya. With its source in Meru County, it […]

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Amphibians of Kenya

Please find a free version of the amphibians of Kenya that you can download. HERE While not everyone is a fan of amphibians, they play a huge role in insect control and are great indicators of ecosystem health. We figure, knowledge is power. Please use this guide to inform your next decision about what’s hopping in front […]

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Martin Protect Fence Monitoring Devices: Enhancing the Security of Our Endangered Species

It costs between $10,000 and $15,000 USD per year to protect each rhino in Laikipia. Ol Pejeta Conservancy has over 130 rhinos and is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Imagine their annual budget for rhino protection! Conservancies that maintain electric fences in order to protect wildlife and to mitigate human wildlife conflict […]

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Laikipia leadership and commitment to ecotourism reflected in the upcoming eco-warriors awards

Laikipia’s abundance of nature-driven tourism activities has for many years created attention to ecological sustainability, human well-being and profitability of the tourism businesses which forms the basic components of the sustainability of tourism businesses. It is the pride of every Laikipian to see tourism properties within this great landscape crowned and celebrated for leadership in […]

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Water Resources Authority commit to end illegal abstraction in Mutara River

Over the last two years, the Laikipia Cattle, water and wildlife project has facilitated a series of engagements with WRUA members and key stakeholders in Mutara and Suguroi Sub-Catchments of the Ewaso Basin and key water stakeholders. In a recent meeting hosted by the project, the Water Resources Authority; Laikipia County banned the use of […]

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National Drought Management Authority Releases the Long Rains Assessment National Report

We suspect that most of you won’t read this report, but for those with interest, the GOK/Kenya Food Security Steering Group has released a report illustrating the continuation of the dire situation in northern Kenya. Interested readers will want to turn their attention to the section where Laikipia appears in section 2.3 – on page […]