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Balancing wildlife conservation and livelihoods on Kenya’s group ranches

 

Group ranches host significant proportions of Kenya’s terrestrial wildlife populations—including elephants that live outside or use lands beyond protected areas—and are predominantly inhabited by pastoralists. Since its implementation in the 1960s, the group ranch model has struggled to meet the demands of rising human and livestock populations and climate change impacts. Constrained by a lack of open space critical to their livelihood and facing dwindling prospects, group ranch pastoralists are increasingly sedentarized and diversifying into cultivation and tourism, often at the expense of wildlife populations and ecological processes.

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AWF donates a canine vehicle to KWS to enhance anti-poaching efforts

African Wildlife Foundation President Kaddu Sebunya shaking hands with Kenya Wildlife Service representative

The Kenya Wildlife Service dog unit has benefited from a Ksh 12.5 million customized canine van from the AWF.

The donation is within the framework of AWF’s long term collaborative relationship with KWS and specifically within the current agreement between the two institutions.

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Elephant population in the Tsavo-Mkomazi Ecosystem increases

After many gloomy days, finally some good news for the African elephant, buffalo, and giraffe.

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Conviction rate for wildlife crimes in Kenya goes up

The conviction rate for wildlife crimes in Kenya has risen to over 90 percent from 43 percent in 2013—according to the Office of Director of Public Prosecution—signaling a significant achievement in the war against poaching for government agencies and other conservation bodies.

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Addressing the Issue of Human–Wildlife Conflict

An elephant eating

While it’s often what gets the most attention, wildlife trafficking isn’t the only threat to Africa’s wildlife. As people and wildlife increasingly find themselves in closer quarters a new problem is intensifying: that of human–wildlife conflict.

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