Resilient community conservancies, transforming lives, securing peace and conserving natural resources.
While mainland conservancy rangers wear boots and ride Land Cruisers, reef rangers wear flippers and ride boats to carry out their work! 16 rangers from Pate and Kiunga conservancies have now completed the final part of their monitoring training, thanks to support from @nature_africa and @faunafloraint. They are now qualified to conduct monitoring surveys on coral reefs and fisheries, collecting and analysing data that will help their conservancies adapt and implement management plans to protect their natural resources. #reefrangers#saveouroceans#lamu#kenyacoast#marineconservation
“Our shambas (farms) were deserts” says Elizabeth Wambui, manager at a community tree nursery in Ngare Ndare Forest. “Now, we are planting trees to help with soil erosion, use for sustainable firewood, and promote environmental health. We want our children to know the importance of trees.” Ngare Ndare is one of the few NRT member conservancies with dense forest cover. They have used conservancy funds to support community tree nurseries, and a one-for-one tree seedling programme. There are currently 15 community tree nurseries, growing a mix of indigenous and exotic seedlings for agroforestry, planting in degraded areas of forest and in local schools. In 2017 the community planted over 2,000 seedlings in five community schools, charging every student with the care of their own seedling. Photo by @tatianakaranja. @usaid@nature_africa#treesforlife#agroforestry#trees#ngarendare#whyilovekenya
Photo by technical advisor to NRT, Dr. Juliet King. An endangered Tana River mangabey feeds alongside a duiker in Ndera Community Conservancy. Juliet will be working closely with Ndera and primate experts this year to support the conservation of the Tana River mangabey and another endangered primate, the Tana River red colobus. Both are endemic to the lower Tana River and face extinction if their forest homelands are not protected and managed. #primateconservation#mangabey#tanariver#duiker#endangeredspecies#saveourspecies#kenya
Photo by @tatianakaranja. That’s the look of a student thirsty for knowledge! He is one of 160 pupils at Bulesa Secondary School, which received support from Biliqo Bulesa Community Conservancy through the Community Livelihood Fund (CLF). This is disseminated by NRT to support conservancies in their development programmes, linking conservation to better lives across northern Kenya. The additional classrooms made possible with CLF money have been transformative for the students, and Bulesa Secondary is now ranked the best school in the county. CLF is supported by @usaid@nature_africa and DANIDA. #conservation#education#biliqo#betterlives#communityconservation#whyilovekenya