Limited is dedicated to conservation in Kenya and specifically
in the particular areas where we work. Since conservation and
people are directly linked we actively support the communities
we work in, by employing local people, paying conservation fees
to the communities, and purchasing all local goods whenever we
have supported and encouraged sustainable, traditional honey production
for the last seven years, by buying raw honey and processing it.
Kerry Glen established Ewaso River Honey in 1995, purchasing local
honey from Samburu and Lakipia Masai in northern Kenya. She sieves,
cleans, packages and delivers this honey to markets in Nairobi
employing many local people and allowing the honey gatherers to
sell their product to a much larger market.
To learn more about some of the conservation efforts in our area
look at our Tumaren
The web links
below can direct you to good , grass-roots conservation initiatives
in Kenya. We encourage anyone visiting Kenya to think about supporting
a local conservation effort by giving a small donation.
Laikipia Wildlife Forum
The Laikipia Wildlife Forum brings together all the different
interest groups in the district who are involved in wildlife,
including ranchers, pastoralists from the group ranches,
representatives from the small farming communities, the
government, the Kenya Wildlife Service and NGO's.
Until recently scientists believed there were 100-200,000
lions living in Africa. A recent survey involving lion
specialists across the continent has found that the number
has dropped dramatically to approximately 23,000, and
most of these are living in protected national parks.
But outside these parks lions are being killed at an alarming
rate, and unless urgent action is taken, they may be completely
wiped out from these unprotected areas. The Lion Conservation
project actively studies Laikipia's lions by tracking
movements, analysis of behavior and diet. The Lion Conservsation
project further works hard to mitigate problems that can
arise between these large predators and the local Masai
/ Samburu and their herds.
Samburu-Laikipia Wild Dog Project
The Samburu-Laikipia Wild Dog Project was started in
January 2001 to investigate strategies for coexistence
of African wild dogs with people and livestock. Wild dogs
became extinct in Laikipia and southern Samburu during
the mid-1980s, but have recently recolonized much of the
area, and their numbers continue to increase. The regional
population is currently over 100 dogs.
Mpala Wildlife Foundation is dedicated to conserving
the land, wildlife and natural resources of Mpala, as
well as improving the quality of life for the people of
Mpala Wildlife Foundation is an operating foundation that
funds and runs a world class research center, a 48,000
acre wildlife conservancy, and a variety of community
health and outreach programs in Laikipia, Kenya.
Formed in 1988 with the objectives to conserve one of
Kenya's finest indigenous forests, its total habitat and
to resolve human/wildlife conflict. Since its inception,
Rhino Ark has raised almost USD$ 3,000,000 contributed
from thousands of individuals, mainly Kenyans, but also
from guests and visitors. The primary aim being to build
an electric fence around the entire Aberdare Conservation
Area to keep the wildlife in and illegal loggers and poachers
East Africa Wildlife Society
For over forty (40) years, EAWLS has been at the forefront
in the efforts for protecting endangered, rare or threatened
species and habitats in East Africa.
programme areas - EAWLS is proud to be involved in a number
of programmes geared to the preservation and conservation
of the environment. Some of these are: species conservation,
wetlands & marine resources conservation, forests
& water catchment areas conservation & conservation
Nature Kenya is the business name (in Kenya) of the East
Africa Natural History Society. The Society was established
in 1909 and is the oldest conservation organisation in
The aim of Nature Kenya is to promote the study and conservation
of the natural environment, in eastern Africa.
In pursuing this mission, Nature Kenya strives to:
* build a strong constituency for conservation across
* enhance knowledge of Kenya's biological diversity
* advocate for policies favourable to biodiversity conservation
* promote conservation of key species, sites, and habitats