Resilient Community Conservancies Program

The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) partners with local communities to build peace and improve livelihoods through conservation. Formed in 2004 by the Lewa Conservancy with support from USAID, NRT brings together local pastoralist communities with land owners and the Government of Kenya to promote the long-term conservation of wildlife in Kenya’s northern rangelands. At present, NRT oversees 33 community-owned and managed conservancies covering nearly 44,000 square kilometers. NRT works to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 480,000 residents from 15 different ethnic groups spread over eleven counties in one of Kenya’s major wildlife migration corridors.

The Climate Resilient Community Conservancies Program is a five-year (2015-2019) comprehensive program designed to scale up support to NRT’s existing community conservancies in northern and coastal Kenya and strategically support new conservancies.

Issuing Country 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:30am