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Support Our Work
The Maasai Mara Ecosystem is home to approximately 25% of Kenya’s wildlife. It is also home to pastoralist communities, who have managed their land in a way that has allowed wildlife to thrive. The official conservation area – the ‘Maasai Mara National Reserve’ – is world renowned, yet roughly 70% of the ecosystem’s wildlife actually lives outside the Reserve’s borders, alongside local communities. Thus the health of Mara is dependent on the health and viability of the communities that make up the ecosystem.
In our endeavor to strengthen established conservancies, as well as support the creation of new ones to be strong and thriving, there are challenges we have to overcome. They include:
- Enhancing the capacity of the community rangers through training, motivation and provision of equipment
- Registering and supporting payment of land leases for nascent conservancies that do yet have a sustainable source of revenue
- Creating alternative community livelihood enterprises that are compatible with conservation programs. These include Improved livestock breed enterprises, carbon trading, and other women enterprises
- Strengthening conservancy legal governance systems
- Removal of fences and relocation of affected individuals
You can help us solve these challenges and enhance community livelihoods and improved wildlife conservation.
Would you consider donating to help us achieve our mission?
Can lease one acre to a conservancy for a year dedicating it to conservation.
Can register a lease of land to a conservancy thus securing a corridor or migratory or migratory route.
Can provide a predator proof boma to protect 500 sheep and goats, reducing human wildlife conflict which motivates fencing.
MMWCA is a legally registered non-profit in Kenya.
Follow this link to donate online. click here https://secured.maraconservancies.org/
ABOUT MARA CONSERVANCIES
- There are 14 conservancies in the Maasai Mara
- Conservancies cover over 142,057 hectares
- 70% of wildlife in the ecosystem lives on conservancy land – including almost 50% of the cheetah population
- Mara Conservancies employ over 250 rangers
- Conservancies support over 13,500 landowners and 70,000 people
- Landowners earn a monthly income of about $500k
- $6m in lease payments go directly to land owners annually
- 49 conservancy-based tourism facilities employ of over 1,000 locals
- At 87.2%, conservancy lease payments are the main source of income for people in the Mara
- Our number 1 priority is to mitigate the increasing threats facing the
Mara – poaching, bush meat, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict,
blockage of traditional wildlife corridors and climate change.
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.
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After signing a memorandum of understanding with Maasai Mara University, 40 students have been awarded scholarships through MMWCA's Mara Vocational training program. This will enhance sustainable conservation and biodiversity for a Greater Mara. @KWCAKenya @USAID @Nature_Africa pic.twitter.com/V7GW…