Where We Work:


Despite government efforts to improve natural resource management, Kenya is losing biodiversity and seeing an increase in unsustainable land use. We work with partners at all levels, from local to national, to advance biodiversity conservation and improve the well-being of communities.

Our multi-faceted approach includes working with wildlife authorities to:

  • strengthen eco-monitoring and data collection
  • support land-use planning and other activities that reduce human-wildlife conflict
  • bolster counter-trafficking efforts, including anti-poaching rapid response

Our current landscape-level efforts in Kenya are concentrated in the Tsavo-Mkomazi Landscape, one of Africa’s largest continuous wildlife areas and home to more than a third of Kenya’s elephants. Our policy engagement takes place at the county and national level.

Kenya Tsavo-Mkomazi
Priority Landscapes

We work with the people of Kenya for wildlife. Our strategic, implementing, and funding partners include:

WWF Kenya

World Agroforestry Centre

Wildlife Research and Training Institute

Water Resource Users Associations

Water Resource Authority

U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

University of Wyoming


TUI Care Foundation

Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association

Taita Taveta University

Taita Ranch

Taita Hills Sanctuary

Save The Elephants

Pan African Climate Justice Alliance

Nature Kenya

Nairobi University


Mazido International

Lumo Conservancy

Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife

Kenya Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Forestry

Kenya Judiciary

Kenya Forest Service

Kenya Climate Innovation Centre

Kasigau Ranch

International Fund for Animal Welfare

County Government of Taita Taveta

Amaka Ranch

Wildlife We Are Protecting

By the Numbers

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1,374,700 Number of hectares protected and/or with improved conservation status due to AWF interventions beginning in 2016


264,854 Number of people benefiting from AWF's conservation efforts


7 of 8 Wildlife populations supported by AWF that are stable/increasing

Nancy Githaiga


Nancy Githaiga

‪Country Director, Kenya