Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife

by Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife
Enhancing Climate Resilience: People and Wildlife

Summary

On Ol Pejeta, increasingly erratic and localized weather patterns - flipping from a harrowing and prolonged drought to concentrated and excessive rain, has had a debilitating impact on infrastructure. Washed away roads, pipelines needing significant maintenance and several dams bursting their banks and requiring repair are just some of the consequences. We urgently need your support to help protect people and wildlife and to mitigate the impact of these extreme changes.

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$18,341
remaining
239
donors
13
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2
years

Challenge

Shorter rainfall cycles coupled with frequent and severe dry spells have led to a critical shortage of water. In 2022, Ol Pejeta lost 1,000 more buffalo than in 2021, a direct impact of reduced rainfall. Downstream, local communities rely on sufficient river flow for their livelihoods. Less than 30% of households have access to piped water, yet agriculture and livestock contribute more than 75% of incomes.

Solution

Significant infrastructure renovations are needed to upgrade dams, solarize generators and water pumps, increase borehole capacity, and replace our inefficient pipeline network distributing water from boreholes to troughs. This will reduce Ol Pejeta's environmental impact, provide a sustainable water supply for the conservancy, and allow a good flow of water downstream to communities that rely on it for their livelihoods through subsistence farming and livestock.

Long-Term Impact

Climate change is having a significant impact on the communities in the area where the interlinkages between climate change, human wellbeing, and biodiversity are complex. Overdependence on rain-fed agriculture and the presence of globally significant wildlife gives rise to a sensitive ecosystem and fragile situation. This project will build the climate change resilience of local communities and the Conservancy, and help foster a world where people and wildlife co-exist harmoniously.

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Organization Information

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Location: Nanyuki - Kenya
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Twitter: @olpejeta
Project Leader:
Leah Crabtreee
Nanyuki , Kenya
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