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May 18, 2017

Kenya’s globally significant eco-regions are facing direct threats. Insecure land and resource rights, poor land-use planning, weak governance systems, human-wildlife conflicts, lack of conservation incentives, limited inclusion of women and youth, and vulnerability to climate shocks are among the underlying drivers of these threats to biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being.

May 18, 2017

The wildlife sector in Kenya is facing extreme pressure through habitat fragmentation and degradation, encroachment, and wildlife crime including poaching. The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose overall mandate is to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya. Inadequate financing for KWS operations, limited capacity of technical staff, and insufficient equipment puts additional pressure on KWS to fulfill its mandate.

May 18, 2017

The Maasai Mara ecosystem is home to the iconic wildlife migration in Africa, a world-renowned tourist destination and a critical ecosystem for tourism and wildlife conservation in Kenya.

March 28, 2017

Today in Turkana County, U.S. Ambassador Robert F. Godec joined representatives of the Government of Kenya (GoK) and of Turkana and Marsabit Counties, and private sector partners to launch three activities to improve access to water services in Kenya’s arid lands and support economic growth through increasing agricultural productivity in 23 counties. The projects represent a U.S. investment of over $38 million (Ksh 3.8 billion) and are consistent with the Government’s recent request for assistance in responding to the current drought emergency

March 3, 2017

Today, on World Wildlife Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announce a grant to the Kenya Ministry of Environment and the Africa Conservation Centre to support Kenya’s National Wildlife Conservation Strategy. The grant and seven other grants awarded over the past year provide a total of Ksh 103 million ($1.3 million) to support conservation and combat wildlife crime in Kenya and East Africa and lay the groundwork for sustained collaboration between U.S. government and Kenyan counterparts.

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