Ending Human-Elephant Conflict

Human-Elephant Conflict is a recurring threat in Laikipia North with severe consequences to both. According to the 2020 MIKE (Monitoring of the Illegal Killing of Elephants) report forIn Laikipia and Samburu, 153 cases of elephant mortality were reported. The highest percentage was from natural deaths. Human-Elephant conflicts accounted for 26.14% of all elephant deaths. At…

Bring Back the Herder Conservationist

In northern Kenya, conservancies are regarded in conventional development circles as a panacea to poaching, human–wildlife conflict and land degradation. In his article “Bring back the herder conservationist” (June 2021), published in the citizens’ e-platform The Elephant, Hussein Wario Tadicha of the Centre for Research and Development in the Drylands (CRDD) reveals how the nearly complete…

Optimism as WRUA Institutional Development Pilots Gain Momentum

The WRUA Institutional Development Project Implementing Committee have confirmed that efforts to strengthen the role and finances of WRUAs is on track.  These  results were  highlighted during the performance review and feedback meeting convened by the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership, which leads the  implementer of the WID project. The 9-member team met on May…