Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya@olpejeta

We work to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife, tourism and complementary enterprise.

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

To all who visit Ol Pejeta, and continue to offer us support and encouragement, thank you. You are the reason we can continue with our conservation work, providing a sanctuary for wild animals and assisting the communities that live alongside them.
In light of this, we are delighted to be launching our Loyalty Programme! Using the Stamp Me app, it's free and very easy to use. Join today and receive a wristband, then look forward to receiving free entries, discounts, meals and merchandise the more you visit Ol Pejeta.
#RewardingLoyalty #OlPejetaConservancy #StampMe #VisitOlPejeta #LoyaltyProgramme #OlPejetaEscapes #ConservationYouCanTouch #DiscoverTheWild #NaturalWonder


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

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On the 27th November, a rhino horn auction will be held in Hong Kong. Hosted by Bonhams, the artefacts are said to be antique, though a Chinese expert has noted otherwise. 21 horns will be sold, each to the highest bidder. That's 21 rhinos that had to die, so someone could polish up a bit of kerotin for display.
Our conservation partners, Wild Aid, have started a petition asking Bonhams to call off the sale. They need your signature in order to be heard - please follow the link in our bio and add your name to this cause.

#EndWildlifeCrime #StopPoaching #EndRhinoHornTrade #RhinoHorn #WildAid #HelpingRhinos #Rhinos #RhinoConservation #Conservation #Wildlife #EndWildlifeProducts #Poaching #SeriousCrime


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

It's Baraka's birthday!
This wonderful rhino was one of the first to be born on Ol Pejeta, on the 20th of November 1994. After losing one eye to cataracts, and another in a fight, he was moved to a secure enclosure, as his chances of surviving in the wild were slim.
Since then, he has become a remarkable ambassador for his species. From local school children to international dignitaries, all who meet him are moved and inspired. He has a gentle, trusting temperament and loves nothing more than a mouthful of sugarcane and a delicious mud bath.
#Baraka #BlindBlackRhino #HappyBirthday #RhinoConservation #RhinoAmbassador #StopPoaching #EndWildlifeCrime #EndangeredSpecies #IUCN #OlPejetaConservancy #Wildlife #AnimalLovers #WildlifeConservation #EndRhinoHornTrade #Wild


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Have you got your Ol Pejeta t-shirt yet? They're fun, stylish and made of quality material - and better yet, they support conservation and community development. All profits from Ol Pejeta's merchandise are used to further our mission to provide a sanctuary for wild animals, and to assist the communities that live alongside them.
They come in all sorts of colours and in lots of different sizes, and make fabulous Christmas presents. Follow the link in our bio to order yours today.
#ConservationRetail #ConservationAtChristmas #OlPejetaMerchandise #Enterprise #Conservation #CommunityDevelopment #Innovation #ConservationFashion


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

In January 2018, we worked with @forrangers to launch the first ever Virtual Ultra Marathon. It was designed so that anyone could take part, no matter their location or fitness level. It offered a chance to both do something significant for conservation, and adopt a healthier lifestyle. We continue to be inspired by the stories that come in from our contestants around the world, and are humbled by their efforts. 🔸
One of our runners is from Nairobi, and is almost finished. She has covered the distance by running, walking and playing netball and golf. A passionate conservationist and travel specialist, she believes we can all make a difference with a little effort. Above all, she is moved by the courage and loyalty of wildlife rangers:
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"Rangers are the first line of defence for our animals. Without them, we would not have any left. These are people who have dedicated their lives to saving animals. It takes a special kind of person with a huge heart to live away from their families most of the year, instead living with wildlife, monitoring them on a daily basis, spending time with them, protecting them, jumping in the line of fire to save them. I respect the work and dedication that rangers do and I will always do what I can to help them. "
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Thank you Phera. We are very grateful for your unyielding support and your incredible efforts over the last year. 🔸
Link in bio to sign up for the 2019 Virtual Ultra!
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#ForRangersOlPejetaVirtualUltra #VirtualUltraMarathon #WildlifeConservation #Conservation #EndWildlifeCrime #ForRangers #StopPoaching #AnimalLovers #RhinoLovers #Wildlife #WildAnimals #OlPejetaConservancy #Marathon #MarathonRunners #Lifestyle #Health


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

@Regran_ed from @jemu_mwenda - One day I asked Sudan,while he was feeding,”buddy,how does it feel to be on a plane”? I also asked him “ if you had a chance to travel the world,and speak what would you tell humanity”

He never answered,I knew he couldn’t talk.He just brinked his eye and continued munching on His ration.I reminded him that me and my colleagues were committed to voicing him out.i personally promised to be his voice.a promise I feel it’s the greatest commitment I have to fulfill.

This week I have been struggling to honour that through school talks,so far around 3500 students and 300 members of corporate groups attended.Yesterday night at the fireside at the fifth Elephant Week Gala dinner courtesy of the Elephnat Society,we had a chat together with these conservation giants.AWF President Kaddou Sibunya,@Daniel Ole Sambu and Colin Dawson I was at my best trying to honour my promise through a basic fact that he represented “the definition of extinction “

Hope am authentic and doing it the right way buddy.because the legacy of tommorow is made today and our actions and commitment are the foundations we build it on.you made your legacy we shall live to honour him.

#fulfillingthepromise
#thelegend
#extinctionisforever
#sudan - #regrann


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Our corporate partner @rock_and_stones are supporting the Milgis Trust this Christmas. 5% of sales will go towards the communities they work with in the Northern Frontier District. "The Milgis Trust is without a doubt one of the most effective conservation efforts in Kenya. They work to assist the communities, wildlife and habitats of northern Kenya by creating an awareness and cohesion that stems back to ancient systems of land management.
Much of their development is steered from within; an essential facet of sustainable community development and conservation. They provide communities with the tools to understand the importance of wildlife, water management and good livestock husbandry, while offering support in health, education and enterprise.
Operating on a vast scale, without borders, they are driven purely by a desire to protect the magnificent wilderness and colourful cultures of the north." To support the Milgis Trust, buy a pair of shorts from Rock and Stones! ==============
#RockAndStones #CorportatePartners #MilgisTrust #CommunityDevelopment


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Giraffes really are remarkable animals. With an appearance unlike any other, their extraordinarily long necks, spotted coats and unique, loping gait are a ubiquitous safari sighting. But, unlike rhinos and tigers, and indeed other endangered species, their vulnerability is little known. Recent studies have shown that the tallest mammal in the world is facing a silent disappearance - with two subspecies now just one step away from extinction, according to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). #Conservation #Giraffe #WildlifeConservation #EndWildlifeCrime #IUCN #RedList #SavingSpecies #Wildlife #AnimalLovers #WildlifeLovers #Safari 📸 Glyn Edmunds


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Put yourself in this picture: steam rising off a hot cup of coffee as the mist beneath the mountain gradually disappears, coaxed away by the sun's first rays. Sitting under a tall tree, magnificent views all around and a delicious picnic breakfast lying ahead of you.
You can do all this and more with the Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages who are offering a fantastic 4 for 3 special this month. Their lovely river-front cottages are spacious and light, and the food is truly remarkable. Join us on Ol Pejeta for a quick break in the wilderness before the madness of the festive season... #OlPejetaEscapes #OlPejetaSafariCottages #MiniBreak #NovemberSpecials #LaikipiaSafari #WhyILoveKenya #WhyILoveLaikipia #DestinationLaikipia #LoveLaikipia #TembeaKenya #MagicalKenya


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Ol Pejeta ranger James Mwenda is all the way across the ocean in Hong Kong! This passionate wildlife ambassador was invited by The Elephant Foundation to join them on a week-long awareness campaign for conservation, along with Daniel Ole Sambu from the Big Life Foundation. Amongst other things, he has been interviewed on HK radio, visited schools, met with influential individuals and he and Daniel will be guests of honour at a gala dinner at the end of the week.
James was one of Sudan's keepers, and took great care of him. His death created a resolve in James to do everything he could to end wildlife crime, and he has since become a recognised advocate for conservation.
#Conservation #Rangers #ConservationRangers #TheElephantFoundation #OlPejetaConservancy #ConservationDevelopment #ForRangers #CampaignForConservation #EndWildlifeCrime #StopPoaching #BanRhinoHorn #BanIvory


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Our Urban Ranch label, in partnership with @rock_and_stones, is offering you some very exciting gift ideas this Christmas. Whether it's charming stocking fillers made by our community members or specially selected new imports (like the Bush Grub Bug Bars!), there's plenty on offer. Profits will be reinvested into conservation and community development.

We are also giving you the chance to buy unique presents for your loved ones, in the form of vouchers for our conservation experiences. Rather than just another toy, why not buy your child the opportunity to be a Junior Ranger for the day?

Come and see us at Xmas Box next weekend at Marula Manor in Karen, and Spring Valley Festival on the 1st and 2nd December. Say yes to a conscientious Christmas and let your festive shopping count towards something good.
#UrbanRanch #OlPejetaConservancy #RockAndStones
#ConservationExperiences
#Conservation
#ConservationChristmas
#Stocking #Memories #OlPejetaMemories


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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Guides perform a crucial role in any safari to Kenya, and we believe in offering them as much support as they need when it comes to visiting Ol Pejeta. We recently held our first ever Guide Interaction Forum which took place at Nairobi Serena on Monday 12th November. We invited several companies to take part, with the aim of including many more in future events.
22 guides had the chance to learn a lot more about the conservation work happening on Ol Pejeta, how to practise responsible tourism, Ol Pejeta’s code of conduct and driving guidelines as well as to bring up any challenges. It was a tremendous success and we are looking forward to many positive outcomes from this initiative.

#Conservation #ConservationEducation #GuideInteractionForum #OlPejetaGuiding #GuidingStandards #ConservatoinMessaging #OlPejetaConservancy


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