Creating eco-tourism and reducing poverty in Kenya

by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Summary

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.
$569
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

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.

Solution

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

Long-Term Impact

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

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.equatorinitiative.org
Il Ngwesi Group Ranch website
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Organization Information

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.undp.org
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Funded Project!

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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