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Stories From Around Kenya

WWF-Kenya carries out many conservation activities from species conservation to climate change awareness campaigns. Here are some of the latest stories from our projects around the country:

Handover of Lamu County GIS laboratory equipment

WWF Kenya has partnered with the County Government of Lamu in the preparation of the Lamu County Spatial Plan where they have signed off a memorandum of understanding and bilateral agreement for the preparation and implementation of the plan. The organization has pledged to support the process to the tune of KES 21,000,000 where they will support all the direct activities being undertaken by the consultant and support technical and thematic committee meetings.
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Tales of a successful initiative: growing grass without borders

Inter-community conflicts, perennial crop and livestock raids by wildlife, and massive loss of livestock to diseases and famine are some of the saddening realities that faced the Maa community living in the Maasai Mara ecosystem few years ago. Today however, this is fast becoming a thing of the past, thanks to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Holistic Management (HM) initiative.
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The Tsavo East Rhino Sanctuary

Other than poaching, one of the other major threats to rhinos in Kenya is inadequate secure space with suitable habitat to relieve parks and reserves with surplus rhino population. Negative growth rate which eventually leads to rhino population decline has been observed to be triggered by having rhino population maintained above their habitats ecological carrying capacity. Securing suitable habitats for population expansion is therefore inevitable for contributing to the vision of accommodating 2000 black rhinos in their natural ranges.
In line with the national black rhino conservation and management strategic plan (2012-2016), the need to address the threat emanating from the inadequate secure led the establishing the free range population, an area of 100km2 was set aside within Tsavo East National Park where a breeding sanctuary for black rhinos has been established.
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Big win for war on ivory trade in Kenya

On Friday 22nd July, a Mombasa Court made a landmark ruling, by sentencing Feisal Mohamed Ali to 20 years in jail after it found him guilty of illegal possession of ivory. Feisal was also fined Ksh. 20 million ($200,000).

Feisal who is a Kenyan citizen was arrested in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, by Interpol who were working with the Kenyan authorities, on the 26th of June 2015 with ivory weighing 2,152 kilograms with a market value at the time of estimated at Ksh. 44 million ($440,000).

This ruling was wildly received by conservationists, describing it as the boldest conviction yet in Kenya that aims to send a strong message against Ivory trade. The ruling was obtained after 2 years of back and forth.
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WWF Kenya signs MoU with the Kwale county government

Ever since the adoption of the new Kenyan constitution in 2010 and transfer of much of the responsibilities for managing natural resources from the centralized national government to county governments, the devolved units have become very critical to ensure sustainable management of natural resources and influence development agenda especially in large scale development projects to ensure they follow more sustainable pathways. It is in this backdrop that WWF Kenya continues to build strong partnerships with county governments.

WWF Kenya seized this opportunity in earnest and has been working with several county governments in its priority land and seascapes. This includes Kwale County whose boundary correlate with those of Kwale landscape as defined by WWF Kenya.
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