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Kamungi Conservancy OBJECTIVES

Community Ownership

The Kamungi Conservancy is owned and managed by the community through an elected Board of Trustees (2015), instilling local commitment. It is a registered Community Based Organisation (CBO) in 2015 and is a member of the Kenya Wildlife Conservancy Association (KWCA) since 2014. The Tsavo Trust provides guidance, fund raising potential, governance and commitment to make Kamungi Conservancy beneficial for wildlife and people.

Community Ownership

The Kamungi Conservancy is owned and managed by the community through an elected Board of Trustees (2015), instilling local commitment. It is a registered Community Based Organisation (CBO) in 2015 and is a member of the Kenya Wildlife Conservancy Association (KWCA) since 2014. The Tsavo Trust provides guidance, fund raising potential, governance and commitment to make Kamungi Conservancy beneficial for wildlife and people.

Instill a Culture of Conservation

Through capacity building and employment of rangers/scouts from this community. Already there are 10 scouts employed (plus driver and CLO), uniformed, equipped and trained through KWS Manyani Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) to carry out anti-poaching/de-snaring patrols, working closely with KWS. In their first year (May16 to May17) since deployment, they have made 155 arrests and recovered 1,532 wire snares. The Tsavo Trust’s CLO is a trusted member of the community, and has carried out several awareness campaigns. One of the CLO’s main roles focuses on HWC alleviation.

Instill a Culture of Conservation

Through capacity building and employment of rangers/scouts from this community. Already there are 10 scouts employed (plus driver and CLO), uniformed, equipped and trained through KWS Manyani Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) to carry out anti-poaching/de-snaring patrols, working closely with KWS. In their first year (May16 to May17) since deployment, they have made 155 arrests and recovered 1,532 wire snares. The Tsavo Trust’s CLO is a trusted member of the community, and has carried out several awareness campaigns. One of the CLO’s main roles focuses on HWC alleviation.

Improving Livelihoods

Through employment (especially of women), establishment of village savings and loan associations (VSLAs), agricultural expertise and projects, water management projects, improved local security, reducing HWC through education and monitoring of animals and incidents, improved local communications and healthcare facilities, improved education facilities and with all of this a sense of ownership evolves with revenue generation.

Improving Livelihoods

Through employment (especially of women), establishment of village savings and loan associations (VSLAs), agricultural expertise and projects, water management projects, improved local security, reducing HWC through education and monitoring of animals and incidents, improved local communications and healthcare facilities, improved education facilities and with all of this a sense of ownership evolves with revenue generation.

Expand Wildlife Dispersal Areas

By including more land on the existing boundary of the National Park, with wildlife now re-colonizing areas. The local community benefits by enjoying this buffer, as they now feel invested in a much larger conservation partnership through Tsavo Trust’s guidance. The added security assists with protection of the National Parks.

Expand Wildlife Dispersal Areas

By including more land on the existing boundary of the National Park, with wildlife now re-colonizing areas. The local community benefits by enjoying this buffer, as they now feel invested in a much larger conservation partnership through Tsavo Trust’s guidance. The added security assists with protection of the National Parks.

Community Ecotourism Opportunity

By creating tourism opportunities either within the conservancy or inside the Park with conservancy revenue benefits, revenue generation is enhanced, further employment takes shape, Kamungi Conservancy gains a stronger profile within local government and a stronger sense of community ownership enters into the program.

Community Ecotourism Opportunity

By creating tourism opportunities either within the conservancy or inside the Park with conservancy revenue benefits, revenue generation is enhanced, further employment takes shape, Kamungi Conservancy gains a stronger profile within local government and a stronger sense of community ownership enters into the program.

Support to KWS

With aerial and ground anti-poaching support already firmly in existence from Tsavo Trust and Kamungi scouts respectively KWS now has a reliable partner on this boundary of the Park who also provide an information network that is vital to securing this area for wildlife.

Support to KWS

With aerial and ground anti-poaching support already firmly in existence from Tsavo Trust and Kamungi scouts respectively KWS now has a reliable partner on this boundary of the Park who also provide an information network that is vital to securing this area for wildlife.

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