Just your average day in Sera Rhino Sanctuary! Sera rangers work 24/7 to protect the wildlife and people of this beautiful conservancy. With support from @lewa_wildlife they haven't lost a single rhino to poaching since they were translocated into the sanctuary in 2015. A partnership with @saruni.lodges has opened up tourism opportunities, linking wildlife conservation to education, healthcare and employment benefits for conservancy members. Support from @usaid, @nature_africa, DANIDA and others continues to empower the Sera community to improve governance, promote peace, and manage their rangelands more sustainably. #rhino#elephant#safari#rangers#kenya#seraconservancy#africanwildlife#conservation photos by @tarnbreedveld
Photo by @amivitale. Local school children run in through the grass at Lewa Wildlife Sanctuary (@lewa_wildlife) while on a trip to learn about the wildlife in the area and the environment they share with them. These children and these educational offerings are an important part of the movement of community led conservation happening within the member conservancies of the Northern Rangelands Trust that inspires love and respect for the animals here.
Video credit Noelle Herzog via @saruni.lodges. Happy #worldrhinoday! Could you hold your nerve this close to a wild black rhino? In 2015 Sera Community Conservancy became the first community owned black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and certainly one of only a handful on the continent. The 11 black rhinos in the sanctuary are thriving, thanks to close monitoring from community scouts. In early 2017, Sera partnered with Saruni lodges to offer the first rhino tracking experience in east Africa. #rhino#saverhinos#rhinoconservation#safari#walkingsafari#toocloseforcomfort
A Kiunga Marine Conservancy ranger releases undersized lobsters back into the ocean. Ensuring sustainable fisheries is a primary focus for coastal conservancies, and the communities are starting to put gear restrictions, no catch zones and size limits in place to safeguard their livelihoods for the next generation. #fisheries#lobster#sustainablefisheries#coastconservation
Happy #worldlionday! Photo: @ewasolions. Ewaso Lions parter with the community of Westgate Conservancy to monitor the area's lions and mitigate conflict with the people they live alongside. Their proactive approach not only engages young warriors and women from the local community, but also means that lionesses like Naramat, mother to these cheeky faces, can successfully raise cubs in community areas. #lions#conservation#samburu#safari#lioncub