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ABCG Upcoming Event: Scaling Up Community Conservation in The Greater Mara Ecosystem

by Portal Web Editor last modified Oct 18, 2019 04:15 PM
The Maasai Mara ecosystem is home to approximately 25% of Kenya's wildlife. It hosts more than 95 mammal species besides being a recognized Important Bird Area with 550 bird species. Presently, about 70 per cent of this wildlife is living outside the gazetted conservation area - the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Adjacent land owned by local communities form key dispersal and diversity areas and are designated as Wildlife Conservancies that surround the National Reserve. Presently 15 conservancies have been established. They are all unique in natural habitat, size, and structure, and all share the same philosophy that both wildlife and local people should thrive.
When Oct 29, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where The Nature Conservancy 4245 Fairfax Dr. Suite 100 (5th Floor Common Area) Arlington, VA
Contact Name
Attendees Daniel Sopia, CEO Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association
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Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) was formed as a membership organization for current and future wildlife conservancies in the Greater Maasai Mara. We have a mandate from landowners and tourism parties to play an overarching coordination role for Greater Mara Ecosystem stakeholders. By conserving the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem through this network of community protected areas, we ensure the prosperity of biodiversity and wildlife, the regional Maasai population, recreation, tourism, and the nation of Kenya for generations to come. Through its conservancies' council, MMWCA is positioned to bring together key parties in the region, including the local communities and landowners, conservancy boards and managers, community institutions, conservation partners, scientific experts, as well as government institutions including the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Narok County Government.

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