Creating eco-tourism and reducing poverty in Kenya



The Il Ngwesi Group Ranch is reducing local poverty and conserving biodiversity through promotion of ecotourism and establishment of a community owned trust responsible for local land management.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The ranch itself is a collectively owned initiative of 499 local households that incorporates an exclusive ecotourism lodge and a locally-led committee responsible for land and resource management.

How will this project solve this problem?

The trust limits poaching through community patrols and leading efforts to sustainably manage local resources.

Potential Long Term Impact

The trust has helped to secure a more certain future for wildlife on Il Ngwesi and neighboring reserves.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $569

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $569 as of Feb 26, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $33,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $569 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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