Reversing the Decline

The Wildlife Conservation  Society/Disney Conservation  Fund ( WCS/Disney) “Reverse the Decline: Making Kenya’s Elephants a Model for the Rest of the Continent by Stopping the Killing, Stopping the Trafficking, and Stopping the Demand” Project (Disney Project) started in February 2018, with the focus on the reduction of human-elephant conflict (HEC) around Mukogodo Forest. 2020 activities…

Electronic Tagging of Livestock in Laikipia County

The Laikipia County Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, in partnership with the Kenya Directorate of Veterinary Services, and the World Vision – Imara Program, has embarked on a livestock identification and traceability system programme in the County. The process involves tagging every animal with an electronic tag that is GPRS enabled. The tag also…

Strengthening Resilience The Maji Chap Chap Loan By EMU-SACCO

Environmental shocks such as droughts and flooding can cause problems for any community. But communities whose livelihoods depend on scarce resources and are poor are particularly vulnerable. In the Ewaso Basin, where its population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods, recurrent droughts and floods are increasingly creating poverty traps for many households. Poverty and hunger…

Rehabilitation of Nanyuki and Likii Rivers For a Greener Future

“Plant a tree and leave a green legacy,” Deputy County Commissioner, Esther Mwamure. Storm Water and Environment Management Forum (SWEMF) is a Community Based Organization, initiated by Francis Githui, and was registered in 2018. They have been at the forefront of efforts for environmental conservation and management along our local rivers. SWEMF aims to rehabilitate…

Long-term Solutions: Managing Invasive Species in Laikipia North

  The County Government of Laikipia and stakeholders continue to work on mitigation measures to curb the spread of the Opuntia Stricta and the Acacia Reficiens. They firmly believe that the development of an Invasive species management plan is the best action to take us forward in our efforts. The exponential spread of these invasive species has for years…

Laikipia Small Holder Farmers: What’s Holding Them Back?

Agriculture contributes significantly to Laikipia’s economy. It is also the largest employer, with smallholder farmers making up almost two-thirds of our agricultural sector. They also play an important role in aspects of sustainable development. This includes being a bulwark against hunger and poverty in rural areas. Yet the majority still struggle to access affordable financial…

Biking and Hiking for Rhino Conservation

What makes for an appealing safari and fundraiser these days? It appears that a bike and hike combination, dedicated to conservation and outdoor adventure works wonders! Between February 1st and 12th, 8 adventure clients from the USA joined the Adventure for Rhinos safari- a multi-sport adventure dedicated to rhino conservation in the Laikipia landscape. Starting…

Stories of Change Community Voices

Stories of Change Community Voices on the impact of the Laikipia Cattle, Water and Wildlife Project

Lots of projects get “done”, but who is interested in impacts? From 25th to 30th January 2020, Fauna and Flora International (FFI), Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC) & Laikipia Forum joined community groups within the Mutara and Suguroi river sub-catchments to learn about their experiences, perspectives and results from their participation in the Laikipia Cattle, Water and Wildlife Project.  Mr. Kiprono Lekeiyo, a downstream…