Karisia Limited is dedicated to conservation 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 local communities, purchasing all local goods when we can and helping to support some needy students.
Tumaren is a stunning 3,000 acre property dedicated exclusively to the management and conservation of wildlife. With 360 degree sweeping views of Mount Kenya to the South and the vast Frontier District to the North, Tumaren is a window onto the romantic wilds of northern Kenya. By managing the security of several neighbouring conservation areas, Tumaren is also blessed with healthy numbers of game and predators.
Kerry Glen and James Christian purchased Tumaren in early 2006 as a home and a base for their walking safaris in northern Kenya. A typical walk on the ranch typically will turn up Gerenuk, Impala, Reticulated Giraffe, Steinbuck, Common Zebra, Grevy's Zebra, Elephant, Grant's Gazelle and Dikdiks. Several days spent in the area will likely find the more shy or less common species such as Lesser Kudu, Eland, Hyena, Bat-eared Fox, Reticulated Giraffe or the endangered Highland Hartebeest. The lucky visitor may see the local Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Aardwolves or Wilddogs and night drives turn up Aardvarks, Zorillas, Caracals, Wildcats or White-tailed Mongooses.
At Tumaren visitors can enjoy the property as a starting point for a camel safari or as a base camp to explore from.
To learn more about some of the conservation efforts in our area look at our Tumaren Blog. Also 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.
Our Partners in Conservation
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.
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 Laikipia, Kenya. 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 out.
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 education..
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 Africa. 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 the country
- enhance knowledge of Kenya's biological diversity
- advocate for policies favourable to biodiversity conservation
- promote conservation of key species, sites, and habitats