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.
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:
percent of Kenya’s landmass protected through conservancies
LGT Venture Philanthropy has proven to be a critical partner in strengthening the capacity of KWCA and its network of conservancies.