The entrance to Laikipia Wildlife Forum’s ASK show booth
This year witnessed the return of the highly anticipated Nanyuki Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show, an event that provided the Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF) with an invaluable platform to showcase our important work, highlight our products, and explore avenues for collaboration and growth.
As the event commenced, the LWF team warmly welcomed visitors to our booth, which had been meticulously designed to captivate attention and offer a remarkable experience of exploration and learning. Striking visuals, informative brochures, and captivating displays adorned the space, creating an immersive environment that vividly showcased our organization’s unwavering dedication to conservation efforts.
With great enthusiasm, we shared in-depth knowledge about our diverse thematic areas, including Wildlife, Water, Rangeland, Conservation Education, Land use and Management, and Tourism. Our booth attracted a diverse range of guests, from government representatives and potential collaborators to educators, students, and wildlife enthusiasts. The valuable feedback and insights we received from these visitors proved invaluable in identifying areas for improvement and growth, shaping our future initiatives and strategies.
Among the highlights of our booth was the mesmerizing Laikipia coffee table book, which featured captivating imagery and narratives that transported visitors on a visual journey through Laikipia’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. The upcoming redevelopment of the Laikipia map generated considerable excitement, as attendees eagerly anticipated an enhanced exploration experience that would showcase the hidden treasures of our region.
Our commitment to conservation education struck a chord with teachers and students from various schools in Nanyuki and beyond. They engaged with our team, expressing their keen interest and enthusiasm for our program. Recognizing the profound impact of our work, we actively sought partnerships with like-minded organizations and institutions to expand the reach and effectiveness of our conservation education initiatives. These collaborations will empower a broader audience of students and educators, nurturing a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship.
Laikipia Wildlife Forum’s program officer, Susan Gathoni, tackles various conservation related questions from eager students
The overwhelming response from visitors, both in terms of membership recruitment and donations, showcased the effectiveness of our presence at the Nanyuki ASK Show. It reinforced the value of our work and the trust that the public has in our organization. We are immensely grateful for the support we received and are confident that these new members and generous donors will play a crucial role in advancing our mission and contributing to the long-term conservation efforts in Laikipia.
Susan Gathoni shares a conversation with Kenya Wildlife Service Assistant Director Rose Malenya
As the Nanyuki ASK Show drew to a close, the Laikipia Wildlife Forum reflected upon a highly successful event. The show served as a pivotal platform for marketing our organization, engaging with stakeholders, showcasing our products, and identifying areas for improvement and growth.