Institutions and Governance

Sustainable conservation is only possible if it is profitable to the local community. It is for this reason that AET works with partners such as the Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) to support the continuous strengthening of the governance and management capacity of Amboseli conservancies.

AET works directly with the bona fide community leaders through community umbrella bodies such as the Amboseli Tsavo Group Ranches Conservation Association (ATGRCA) and the Amboseli Tsavo Community Rangers Association (ATCRA) to execute its institutions and governance programme, which entails:

  • Advocating for the recognition of community conservancies as a land-use option and more importantly, advocating for a friendly policy environment for conservancies.
  • Lobbying the county government to extend more support to conservation in the ecosystem.
  • Improving natural resources management and community welfare.
  • Enabling equitable sharing of benefits from communally-managed land.
  • Creating a conducive environment that supports community-focused conservation prospects by all and for all, be they local or international.
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