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