Community Conservancy Policy Support and Implementation Program

Kenya’s globally significant eco-regions are facing direct threats. Insecure land and resource rights, poor land-use planning, weak governance systems, human-wildlife conflicts, lack of conservation incentives, limited inclusion of women and youth, and vulnerability to climate shocks are among the underlying drivers of these threats to biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. Conservation of these eco-regions relies not only on government-managed protected areas but also on conservation on private and community lands. With support from USAID, the Community Policy Support and Implementation Program, implemented by The Nature Conservancy and Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association, facilitates communities and landowners’ participation in policy review processes and better access to policy information and incentives. The program seeks to address policy barriers inhibiting development of conservancies by promoting a supportive legal environment that encourages sustainable and beneficial conservation.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:15am