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LGT Venture Philanthropy partners with Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) – key player in Kenya’s community conservancy movement

July 16, 2021

By advocating for the conservancy model across Kenya, KWCA tackles three interlinked challenges: biodiversity loss, lack of livelihoods and Climate Change.

KWCA

LGT VP is excited to announce a new engagement to support Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA).

KWCA serves as the national membership organization and representative body for Kenya’s conservancies, acting as their unified voice and connecting them with the key players in the country’s conservancy movement. KWCA’s vision is to conserve ecosystems through thriving conservancies that benefit local communities, wildlife and healthy ecosystems alike, while simultaneously combatting and mitigating Climate Change. By representing conservancies at the policy level and by equipping regional associations and conservancies with tools, technical support and capacity building, KWCA helps to bring about favorable laws, empowered and well-managed conservancies and increased community livelihoods from conservation.

Since KWCA’s founding in 2013, its member conservancies have increased from only two to nearly all of the over 160 currently established conservancies in Kenya. Between 2016 and 2021, the organization helped to increase the area protected through conservancies from 11% to 18% of Kenya’s landmass.

LGT VP focuses on an integrative approach of protecting and regenerating ecosystems, benefitting the environment and local communities alike. KWCA’s approach falls in line with LGT VP’s strategy, as the organization applies an integrated model to protecting biodiversity and wildlife and ensuring livelihoods.

Read the full press release here.