Who we are
The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) was formally established in 2013 to fill a critical niche as an overall umbrella body for the Mara conservancies. MMWCA is open to any existing or upcoming wildlife conservancy whose land is part of or integral to the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Our mission is to conserve the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem through a network of community protected areas for the prosperity of biodiversity and wildlife, the regional Maasai population, recreation, tourism, and the nation of Kenya. Our core purpose is to enable strong and thriving conservancies across the Greater Mara Ecosystem.
All of our work in the Mara starts from the foundation of honouring the Maasai people for which the region is named and respecting their culture, which has created an ecosystem which is compatible for wildlife conservation and tourism.
Our work is based on meaningful and inclusive participation and engagement with the conservancy members, first and foremost; and then with a wide spectrum of stakeholders in this critical landscape. We recognize that in order to create impact we need to build trust and to establish partnerships through open communication and transparency.
We hold ourselves to high standards, continuously striving for improvement in the way we work and by promoting accountability – to ourselves, our organization and to the conservancies we serve.
We are disciplined and focused on delivering results for the Maasai Mara conservancies. In all that we do, we aim to be a trusted, respected and impartial leader for catalysing and coordinating action in the Mara.
We are members of the Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) that comprises 12 regional wildlife conservation associations across Kenya.
A cultural landscape where communities and partners secure wildlife and sustainable livelihoods for a better future.
To conserve the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem, through a network of protected areas, for the prosperity of all – biodiversity and wildlife, the local population, and recreation and tourism for the nation of Kenya.