Talking of caring for animals especially the endagered species ,Kenya is one of the country doing effort to do so ,and as a Kenyan a very proud of this.Today in this blog I will be taking you through LEWA-BORANA animal conservancy in Kenya.
For ,over 30 years they have been committed to protect ,nurture and grow endangered species population while providing a safe home for all other wildlife.
Lewa wildlife Conservancy in Kenya
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Borana Conservancy are wildlife sanctuaries based at the foothills of Mount Kenya. Conservation efforts on Lewa began in the early 1980s to protect the last of northern Kenya’s black rhinos from extinction. From protecting rhinos, Lewa’s work has expanded to the conservation of other species as well as catalysing community-centric conservation across northern Kenya and beyond. In 2015, Lewa and Borana took an unprecedented step by removing the fence separating them to create a larger landscape for the benefit of endangered species. Although Lewa and Borana remain independent entities, we approach conservation efforts jointly and work in collaboration to implement livelihood programmes .
Where is it located
With the Mt. Kenya ecosystem to the south, national reserves and 39 community conservancies supported by the Northern Rangelands Trust to the north and west, the Lewa-Borana Landscape lies at the very centre of a region hosting 46% of Kenya’s black rhino population, 90% of the global population of the endangered Grevy’s zebra, over 7,000 elephants and a plethora of other wildlife species.
Let have a deep look at what these conservacies do:
Wildlife and habitant conservation
These conservancies provide provide a safe and secure habitat for endangered and vulnerable species such as the black rhino, Grevy’s zebra, elephant, lion and reticulated giraffe. They use research, monitoring and technology to make informed conservation decisions and promote ecosystem health.
Their model puts people at the core of conservation. They work with local communities to make sure their conservation efforts are inclusive, participatory and beneficial to their livelihoods through education, healthcare, water management, enterprise and more.
They catalyse conservation by sharing their learning curve with like-minded organisations. They spearhead the reintroduction of endangered species to new habitats as well as support the conservation movement across northern Kenya, proactively enhancing the connectivity on which elephants, rhino, lion and other species rely.
They have created a conservation tourism model that offers our guests an experiential trip of a lifetime that goes beyond a regular safari, while minimising impact on the environment.
Hope you like this next time you visit Kenya or your are Kenya citizen make sure you visit Lewa down conservancy.See more about Lew widlife Conservancy on trip-advisor