I visited Lewa last week. We were privileged to see the Grevy zebra, more common zebra than deer in Richmond, giraffe, lions, black and white rhino (charged by both!) and elephants (also scarily close). The Massai guides and trackers were so knowledgeable and keen to share their fount of information, it was all seriously impressive!
The Lewa and Borana conservancies are based in northern Kenya, and they protect a balanced ecosystem spanning 91,000 acres. It’s home to 13% of Kenya’s rhino populations and has around 6,500 migrating elephant with no poaching in over 4 ½ years.
Their work includes addressing the needs of the surrounding communities, including water resource management, (11 water projects) children’s education and adult literacy, (21 schools) women’s micro finance (which has already transformed the lives of over 1800 women), forestry, sustainable agriculture, family planning and healthcare (4 health clinics) – all of this work benefits more than 60,000 people each year. Lewa and Borana are one of the few places on the planet where wildlife roams free and pastoral communities can choose to live as they have for centuries. The conservation is recognised around the globe as one of the best long-term models for supporting wildlife and community partnerships.
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