Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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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 […]

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Kenya Government Overhauls the County Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committees

The Government of Kenya, through the Minister of Tourism and Wildlife, has overhauled the Community Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committees (CWCCC) after determining that they are not functional or sustainable. New Community Wildlife Conservation Committees have been appointed by an amendment to the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act.  As of August 1, 2019, a new […]

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Get To Know Your WRUAs: Ngare Ndare WRUA

Ngare Ndare WRUA is one of the larger sub-catchments in the Upper Ewaso Basin, only second to the Ewaso Narok. The WRUA covers just over 1000 square kilometres impacting Meru, Laikipia and Isiolo counties.  The water in this sub-catchment is critical to commercial farmers, ranchers/conservancies, small holders and downstream pastoralists. The WRUA membership includes Uhuru […]