Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) Unifying the wildlife protection movement for greater impact

Kenya’s biodiverse ecosystems and wildlife, the backbone of its tourism industry, are under serious threat due to human activity and climate change. While individual wildlife conservancies are proving highly effective in wildlife and ecosystem protection – and the critical economic opportunities they represent – they have been hampered by a lack of political recognition and coordination. The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a membership-based non-profit which acts as a national representative body for conservancies with shared livelihood and conservation goals. By connecting members with key stakeholders, KWCA aims to catalyze the conservancy movement for the benefit of local communities, ecosystems and the climate.    


Our commitment

We invest in the KWCA as part of LGT Venture Philanthropy ’s environment strategy to scale up the protection and regeneration of threatened and destroyed ecosystems. We provide comprehensive support across three areas:

Business expertise

  • Guidance in developing a support framework to navigate the carbon project development process   

  • Development and implementation of a carbon strategy  


  • Leveraging of network to help recruit management team  

  • Recruitment of partners for strategy development process  

  • Facilitation of learning and exchange on carbon credit program development and strategy   


  • Unrestricted funding to strengthen operational capabilities across the board  

  • Core funding to strengthen functions e.g. monitoring and evaluation, finance   

  • LGT Impact Fellows 

In 2022

  • 174

    member conservancies

  • 14.3

    percent of Kenya’s landmass protected through conservancies

  • 930 000

    households reached

LGT Venture Philanthropy  has proven to be a critical partner in strengthening the capacity of KWCA and its network of conservancies.

Dickson Kaelo CEO of KWCA
Dickson Kaelo

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