Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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Water Challenges and Solutions in the Upper Ewaso Basin

The documentary ‘Water and Resilience’ was developed by the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) with support from various stakeholders from WRUAs, Community Water Projects, WRA, County Governments, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network among others. Cordaid and Partners for Resilience were the main implementing partners. The documentary highlights efforts that MKEWP is putting […]

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Mutara WRUA : The Journey From Water Access Equality to Equity

Water is the most important resource for community members living in Mutara Sub Catchment which lies within Nyandarua County and Laikipia County. The multifaceted uses of water directly impact daily life and human survival of the residents. Within the sub-catchment, different levels and circumstances of water access have the potential to elevate people out of […]

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Building Back Better

Tourism in the Laikipia landscape continues to suffer – a major victim of Covid-19. Here we share helpful resources: The results of a survey on the prevailing state of the tourism services in the landscape. These results have been shared with County Government and the Kenya Tourism Board to look at ways both can help […]

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Laikipia Locust Update

Kenya is experiencing its worst locust invasion for 70 years. The World Bank warns that regional locust swarms could swell current numbers 400-fold by June, causing livestock-related costs and damages of $8.5bn by the end of 2020. Pastoralists in Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya will be worst hit. The northern Rift Valley has been particularly hard hit, with a new generation of locusts […]

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Partnerships For Sustainable Conservation Mukogodo Forest

The importance of engaging local communities in conservation is intensified during this time of climate change. Resilience and mitigation strategies to address the impacts of unprecedented weather and natural disasters – for both people and wildlife – will require collaborations at the landscape level and beyond (Lichtenfeld, Naro and Snowden, 2019). Ilmamusi Mukogodo Forest Association […]

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Fauna and Flora International Give Laikipia Landscape Wildlife Conservation a Big Boost: Emergency funding for nature in times of crisis

Many of the world’s disasters occur without warning. Such events can have devastating and irreversible consequences for natural habitats and species, if there is not swift action. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) plays an essential role in reducing the impact of such disasters, by providing rapid relief to the world’s most irreplaceable sites, when it’s […]

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Tourism and the Covid Crisis

How many tourism revival webinars have you been attending? What’s really possible within the next two months? Six months? And Longer? In the Laikipia landscape, this is what’s at risk – jobs and conservation; jobs and community projects; jobs and taxes, permits and levies; jobs and a host of food and service (e.g. transport) value […]