Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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Solar-Powered Fence Takes Shape in Arjiju Village

Community members residing in Arjiju Village, Mukogodo, have lived in harmony with elephants for decades. But changes in land use over the years, food security and population growth, Maasai communities have started practising small-scale agriculture. Yet, Arjiju Village has not enjoyed a full maize crop because of elephants raids on their farms. With the village […]

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MKEWP Gets a Communication Strategy!

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) is developing its first Communication Strategy. MKEWP’s stakeholders met for an inception workshop to discuss the best way to serve the information and communication needs of its partners given their diverse nature. The workshop was designed to develop a draft strategy to address the Partnership’s communication needs and […]

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LTA Member – Il Ngwesi Lodge Takes Community Award at Sustainable Tourism Summit

Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA) partnered with Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda (STTA) in June to host the fourth annual Green Tourism Summit. STTA is a private organization that advocates for sustainability and best practices in tourism. The summit in Nyeri brought together tourism players from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Republic of South Africa to […]

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LWF Partners Profiled at the Mt. Kenya ASK Show!

LWF was joined by Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) and Kenya Water Health Organization (KWAHO) as key Watershed Partners. Other partners included the Wetlands International Watershed Program, Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA), Laiconar, Irrico International, Ngusishi WRUA, Nyahururu WRUA and Laikipia Youth group supported by KWAHO. As Watershed Program implementers, MKEWP showcased its impact on […]

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Laikipia Tourism Association – Registration & Membership Drive

The Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA) is launching its membership drive in a move that will see the association bring together more than 100 tourism service providers. Everyone’s invited – Hoteliers, tour operators and travel agents, first food outlets, coffee shops and restaurants, souvenir and gift shops, homestays and Airbnb operators, lodges, campsites, wildlife conservancies and […]

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Conservation Progress in Mukogodo Forest

Thomas Sakui Lekurruki Rangeland Coordinator presents wet season grazing plan for Lekkuruki Conservancy to the workshop attendants from Makurian, Il Ngwesi and Lekurruki. Conservation and the protection of life and livelihoods took steps forward over the last month. A workshop at Loragai Community Forest Association (CFA) Offices in the beginning of May discussed the progress […]

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The Opuntia Cactus Meets Its Match

Opuntia species have been present in Laikipia for over 50 years. These species were initially introduced for ornamental and live fencing purposes. However, over the past 15 years, some of these species have spread and become aggressively invasive, covering hundreds of acres of land. This spread has included invasion of conservation areas, rangelands and cultivation […]