What We Do

What We Do

Mara landowners and tourism parties had previously lacked a common and united front, but with MMWCA, they have now a strong platform to establish and strengthen the Mara conservancies. MMWCA has a mandate from landowners and tourism parties to play an overarching coordination role for Greater Mara Ecosystem stakeholders, foster unity, strength and cohesion within and among the Mara conservancies on a regional level; raise Mara issues, impact and vision on a national and international level.

MMWCA believes that conservancies are the best mechanism to sustain conservation on private lands in the Greater Mara Ecosystem. Viable conservancies require good governance structures and systems, solid management, strong revenue streams, and transparent benefit sharing. If conservancy revenue is optimized and diversified, conservation will become the optimal land use and conservancies will thrive, resulting in increased wildlife trends, improved ecological health and positive social and economic outcomes for communities and the tourism sector alike.

To enable strong and thriving conservancies across the Greater Mara Ecosystem, prioritize efforts that contribute to the creation and sustainability of conservancies as a mechanism to improve the health of the entire landscape, MMWCA’s focus is on the following key areas of work, with and on behalf of stakeholders:

  • Sustaining, Developing and Creating Conservancies and Conservation Areas
  • Facilitating, Coordinating and Implementing Conservation and Social Development
  • Advocating for a Better Conservancy Framework
  • Fundraising and Promoting

You may also refer to our (strategic plan 2017 – 2020) for a set of goals and objectives that are key to realizing our mandate.
Click to view strategic plan 2017 – 2020


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.


Mara Conservancies

Delighted to have taken time today to be part of the Narok County Stakeholders Forum at the Narok Stadium. @kwskenya @Munira_Bashir @KWCAKenya @sopia_daniel @NarokCountyGov1 pic.twitter.com/0ar0…

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Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association

Delighted to have taken time today to be part of the Narok County Stakeholders Forum at the Narok Stadium. This forum was an important one as it sought to bring together all players across the county to streamline county development, linking partner activities with the Narok CIDP as well as National Policies and the Presidential BIG FOUR. Speaking at the forum, our CEO Daniel Sopia expressed our commitment in partnership with our partners to train over 2,000 youths, engage our tourism partners to employ 70% local workforce and work hand in hand with the Narok County Government to conserve the Greater Mara ecosystem. ... See MoreSee Less

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