Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

Important update from Laikipia

The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) and associated national tourism bodies, (KTF and KATO) today came together with the Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF) and Laikipia tourism providers to form a tourism task force whose primary role is to promote Laikipia and its exceptional, diverse landscapes, wildlife and cultures. The #KaribuLaikipia Task Force will also update the […]

Laikipia Tourism  – An Engine for County Revenue Growth and Development

In January 2017, The New York Times published a list of 52 must-visit destinations in the world. Featuring in this listing was Laikipia with specific reference to Borana Conservancy and one of the County’s newest properties, Arijiju. Read the full review here For years, Laikipia’s “eco-tourism” was a beneficiary of donor support. Pamphlets, maps, coffee […]

Trenches in Laikipia – Solution or Menace?

Frustrations in Laikipia are running so high that some residents of Laikipia have resulted to using medieval tactics to keep out herds of unwanted livestock. As a result, some conservancies and ranches have invested millions of Kenyan shillings to construct trenches, (in addition to the electric and chain link fences, and wires on the borders […]

Water Crisis – The Solutions Lie With Us!

  The present water crisis in Laikipia is the result of three things: Less than normal rainfall over the last 6 months, and less than average rainfall in 2016. Illegal abstraction of water from our rivers. Inadequate water harvesting and water storage and mismanagement of water for agriculture. We are witnessing a water crisis of […]

Taking Conservation Education by the Horns: Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs

In Kenya, conservation education is not part of any formal school curriculum. Instead, it takes place in school clubs because of the initiatives of dedicated teachers and conservation staff. However, when budgets are slashed and the economy isn’t working as it should, conservation education projects tend to be shelved. If future generations of Kenyans are […]

Wishes for Peace and A Bright Future Ahead!

Seasons Greetings – Wishes for Peace and A Bright Future Ahead! As the year draws to an end, the LWF secretariat would like to take this opportunity to thank the LWF Membership, its partners and friends for their unwavering support and engagement throughout the year. 2016 was without a doubt full of challenges. Our rivers […]

KWCA – LWF Partnership to strengthen sustainable land use

The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the premiere body for advocacy and lobbying on behalf of conservancies at the national level. A conservancy is private or community land registered and managed for purposes of sustainable wildlife management and compatible land uses for better livelihoods. Conservancies are a recognized land use under the Kenyan Wildlife […]