Resilient Community Conservancies Program

Speeches Shim

The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) is a local membership organization of community conservancies in northern and coastal Kenya that builds peace and improves livelihoods through conservation.  Formed in 2004 by the Lewa Conservancy with support from USAID, NRT brings together local pastoralist landowners and the Government of Kenya to promote the long-term conservation of wildlife in Kenya’s northern rangelands and coastal region.  At present, NRT oversees 39 community-owned and managed conservancies covering nearly 42,000 square kilometers. NRT works with 11 County Governments, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), private investors and other partners to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 620,000 residents from 18 different ethnic groups in some of Kenya’s major wildlife migration corridors.  The Resilient Community Conservancies Program (RCCP) is a six-year program designed to scale up support to NRT’s existing community conservancies in northern and coastal Kenya and strategically support new conservancies. 

Issuing Country 
Date 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 11:30am

Last updated: April 21, 2021