Animals
 Kenya
Project #3839

Save Endangered Zebras and Help Wild Dogs in Kenya

by Africa Conservation Trust

Summary

To protect endangered species by training villagers in wildlife conservation and promoting economic growth through eco tourism and tree planting. Less than 2000 Grevy's Zebra remain in the wild today.
$60,000
total goal
$58,820
remaining
25
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Population growth and degradation of the land around Kenya's National Parks pose serious threats to Kenya's ecosystem and biodiversity. Challenges include: Human-Wildlife conflicts, Illegal Grazing and harvesting of trees, Bush meat trade, lack of incomes for locals, Scarcity of water and rise in crime and HIV/AIDS due to the increased tourism and trucking industry. "You have to begin with the people because they are causing the problems." Adam Tuller/Chairman

Solution

Tree Planting: Villagers plant trees/earn incomes; Wildlife Conservation: Human-wildlife conflicts Protecting Endangered Species: Repopulate species; Eco Toursim: Villagers run tours Training: Agroforestry, Wildlife Management, Lifeskills and Health

Long-Term Impact

The program will preserve Kenya's wildlife and generate wealth for thousands of Masai through tree planting and eco tourism. We will increase Kenyas forest cover, access to clean water and in general impove the biodiversity and ecosystem.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.africaconservationtrust.org
Africa Conservation Trust
Video: Empowering Masai Women
Video: A Convenient Truth/​Combating Global Warming
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Organization Information

Africa Conservation Trust

Location: Nairobi, Central Province - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.africaconservationtrust.org
Africa Conservation Trust
Project Leader:
Adam Tuller
Chief Executive Officer
Nairobi, Kenya

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