Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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Prescribed Burns – What They Might Mean for Laikipia

For years, the Mpala Research Center has hosted a long-term study on rangelands ecology, and the interface between soils, grasses and their consumption by both wildlife and livestock. The KLEE Project (Kenya Long-term Exclosure Experiment) is located on Mpala Ranch.   The work occurs mostly on “black cotton soil” dominated by the tree Acacia drepanolobium (Whistling Thorn) […]

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Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership Enhancing Coordination Among Water Resource Management Stakeholders in the Region

Since its inception in late 2016, the Mt. Kenya-Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) has continued to bring together water actors to solve water and water resource management problems in the Upper Ewaso Nyiro North Catchment Area. The actors range from: flower farmers, horticultural growers, WRUAs, County governments, national government agencies, researchers, civil society groups and other […]

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Ewaso Maji Users SACCO Special General Meeting Promoting Community Water Conservation and Management at Household Level

EMU-SACCO, one of the fastest-growing SACCOs in Laikipia, had its first, Special General Meeting on 6th December 2019 in Nanyuki. Members got a chance to interact with their board members and got an opportunity to ask questions, give suggestions and get feedback about their SACCO. The SACCO has steadily grown from a membership of 30 […]

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Mukugodo Forest 2019 Update

We have good news to report. Because of the assistance of its major partners – Borana, Lewa, NRT and the Forum, and with financial support of the FAO, the ILMAMUSI CFA is on course to be stronger than ever. Mukogodo Forest is the last great forest of the greater Laikipia landscape. It’s important for three […]

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Save the Rhino International and the Association of Private and Community Land Rhino Sanctuaries host Important Rhino Conservation Meeting for Kenya and the Greater Laikipia area

Wondering about the future of rhino conservation in Kenya and the planned goal of 2000 black rhinos in Kenya by 2030? How realistic is this goal, and what needs to be done to achieve it?  {Kenya Black Rhino Action Plan } These were some of the questions raised by more than 30 professionals at the […]

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The Forum to Launch the Mazingira Conservation Fund in 2020

A major ingredient needed for conservation in this landscape has always been local access to grant money. The Mazingira Conservation Fund originated with fundraising efforts to support endangered species conservation in the greater Laikipia area, particularly for rhinos. The Rhino Revival Fundraising was so successful, we have expanded that Fund for greater conservation impacts. The […]

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Laikipia Tourism Association General Assembly Meeting; A moment of self-reflection

More than 35 members of the Laikipia Tourism Association joined in a meeting to review their status, membership and relationship with the County Government of Laikipia. The Laikipia Tourism Association is an assembly of tourism service providers in the landscape with a commitment to “bringing together all tourism operators and destinations for increased collaboration and to […]

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Laikipia County Shines Yet Again at the 14th Edition of the Eco Warrior Awards

The manager, Ekorian’s Mugie, John King’ori (left) receives Mugie’s award for Tourism and Green Jobs,  from the CS Tourism and Wildlife, Hon Najib Balala (right) and the principal, Kenya Utalii College, Hashim Mohamed (centre).     The award was sponsored by Kenya Utalii College Over the last four years, Laikipia County has continued to demonstrate its exemplary […]

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Double Win for Community and Wildlife as Loontana Spring Protection nears Completion

  Ms. Julia Moiyare approaches the newly constructed water tank to fetch water alongside her counterparts Ms.  Julia Moiyare, a member of Nadung’oro community barely hid her joy as she fetched water for the first time from the just constructed water tank at Nadung’oro plains, Sieku location. Julia was among the many participants in the […]