Help Maasai warrior and conservationist Saayio “Titus” Letaapo save elephants in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
While the Samburu people have traditionally had a good relationship with local wildlife—indeed, they have set aside their own private protected areas to help promote ecotourism—human population growth and loss of habitat have caused an increase in human-wildlife conflicts. Titus (the project leader) needs $10,000 for transportation costs to conduct his community outreach campaign. (In Kenya the savannas are wide and the price of gas is very high.)
How will this project solve this problem?
Titus is working with conservation groups Rare, Earthwatch and local partner Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust to train local people in ways to protect their crops and water supplies from elephants. Community visits are absolutely vital.
Potential Long Term Impact
The campaign will help grow a culture of conservation in the region and foster the constituencies necessary for creating policy changes, legislative reform, and greater enforcement of protective laws
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,219
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 $3,219 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.