Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya

 
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has made updates to their project page.
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Giving grassroot organisations a chance in Tsavo
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations
    Dear Supporter, In November 2014 GVI returned for the last time to Tsavo. Our goal was to use the funds our amazing donors raised to support the inspiring ex poachers group Ngoyaki. Efforts of CBO’s such as Ngoyaki are vital, particularly in Tsavo where the illegal bush-meat trade and ivory targeted poaching is the...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Tsavo Pride Rangers
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter,  In August 2014 GVI made its way back to the beautiful red sands of Tsavo. This time we were asked by our partners Tsavo pride, to work in a new village Ndiliau. Just like the surrounding villages in Tsavo, Ndiliau used to be a community of poachers and charcoal burners, now they are trying to make a...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has received 1 donation
    • 3 months ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has made updates to their project page.
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has received 1 donation
    • 5 months ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Satao the Elephant
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter, This month Tsavo has had some extremely sad news. Thought to have been the largest and most loved elephant in Kenya, Satao was killed. Satao had a special type of genetic makeup that produced unusually large tusks - 6.5 feet long. Unfortunately this made Satao worth a lot of money to the ivory trade. ...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has received 1 donation
    • 6 months ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Returning to Ngoyaki
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter,   In February 2014 GVI returned to work with Ngoyaki to complete the work from 2013 and begin looking at alternative livelihood projects for the community members. Livestock herding places large pressures on the land in this area with soil erosion and pollution of the creek having adverse effects on the...
    • 8 months ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Voices of our forefathers
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter, GVI Kenya and Tsavo Pride are working together with former wildlife poachers in the Taveta District of Kenya to promote environmental awareness, engage in anti-poaching activities, reduce the bush meat trade, create alternative livelihoods and encourage community ownership of wildlife, waterways...
    • 11 months ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has received 3 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Orchard construction started
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Dear Supporter,  Following on from our last report, early in 2013 the group had been inspired to start an orchard after conversations with Tsavo Pride – a successful locally operating NGO started and run by previous GVI staff and volunteers. In April 2013, a group of GVI volunteers assisted in the research and...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has made updates to their project page.
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    GVI supports ex-poachers in planning an orchard
    By - Sophie Birkett - GVI Charitable Trust
    Dear friend, Kasaani village in Kenya is located right between the borders of the famous Tsavo West National Park and the foothills of the Kilimanjaro on the Tanzanian border. GVI have been working for years with the Kasaani group for the protection of animals which is made up of members of the Kasaani community. Most...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has made updates to their project page.
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    New community library and resource centre
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Working in partnership with Tsavo Pride, GVI assisted a Mahandakini community conservation organisation to set up and establish a community library which will provide access to information and improve employment opportunities for the local community. For the past six years GVI have been running community development...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Candle making in Tsavo West national park
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    In 2006, three communities bordering Tsavo West national park who were well renowned for their reliance on illegal bush meat, made the courageous decision to give up poaching for the protection of wildlife. Their move away from poaching, was initiated with an intervention from the World Society for the Protection of Animals...
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    • Liz
      Liz Thanks for this great report. I have developed a real interest in Kenya since I started supporting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; they raise and release elephants back into the wild that have been orphaned, and have two centres in Tsavo East. I believe that supporting communities is vital to elephant and wildlife... Read more »
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    • Thanks Liz, it's great to hear you are interested in support Tsavo. If you have any further questions or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Many thanksSophie (Trust Manager)
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has received 3 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Poachers to Protectors! Tsavo Community Rangers
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust team
    Recently our former poachers turned community rangers have had resurgence! Members of all four communities GVI works with along with other ex-poachers from the region have come together with KWS and Tsavo Pride to form a co-ordinated group to cover the entire southern sector corridor which runs between Tsavo West National...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Tsavo West Sustainable Development
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    The most recent donations from the GVI CT, provided the bulk of the funds to connect and install 3-phase power to the Mahandakini Centre for Animal Welfare and Rights.  The wiring and digging of trenches to facilitate the power connection was completed on September 12th 2012.  The group members have presented all...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Lekole Lepolosi gets their First Product Order!
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Over the last year we have been working with the incredibly talented artisans from Lekole Lepolosi to design and develop a unique range of modern Maasai beaded jewellery and leather products. In June they were thrilled to receive the very first order for their products to be stocked in one of the high-end boutiques in...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Reconstructing Ex-Poacher's Lives
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    A few weeks ago, GVI successfully delivered comprehensive lessons to a group of ex-poachers in community of Kasaani on free range chicken farming as an alternative income generating project. The lessons covered topics including; disease recognition and treatment, general chicken care and raising chicks. The ex-poachers of...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Kidongs Eco Tourism Centre
    By - Aoife Bulman - Charitable Trust Team
    Kidongs Eco-Tourism Centre helps a group of over 25 ex-poachers generate sustainable incomes via this environmentally friendly venture initiated by GVI and WSPA.  The Eco-Tourism Centre offers guided tours to Kidong Hill, demonstrations of traditional activities of the Kamba tribe by the village elders, delicious...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Posho Mill update
    By - Julie Dawson - GVI Tsavo West Sustainable Development Officer
    The posho mill (used to grind Maize into flour), funded by this project, has now been operating on a daily basis since May 2011. GVI volunteers and staff have been teaching the The Mahandikini Network for Animal Rights how to keep and analyse operational and financial records. This is to insure the group maximise their...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Security wall at the Shimoni Primary
    By - Ross Deans - GVI Charitable Trust Manager
    In addition to supporting ex poachers with alternative livelihoods we work alongside the community to help with local development and support educational projects. At the Shimoni primary school security has been a real cause of concern and an inhibiting factor in developing the school. Over recent times we have sadly seen...
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya has received 1 donation
    • 3 years ago
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  • Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya posted a progress report
    Posho Mill in Mahandakini
    By - Sara Proebsting - GVI Project Manager
    Over the past two years GVI have been working with the community of Mahandakini to implement a comprehensive food security project in this rural village.  The food security program in Mahandakini is designed to improve access to, and reduce the cost of, maize in the Mahandakini area.  Through GVI’s...
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Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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