Incredible work by Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Tusk who hosted 60 conservation delegates from 17 African countries to discuss the protection of key species in their respective countries.
From Senegal to Zambia, the delegates are all part of conservation organisations at the forefront of protecting key species in their countries.
Faith Riunga, Head of Education Programme, spoke about why a participatory conservation model that empowers people should be Africa’s focus. She spoke about the education programme’s work and impact.
The delegates also met the anti-poaching team to discuss factors that have led to the anti-poaching success of zero poaching in 6 years, such as partnerships with the Kenyan government and neighbouring communities.
Karibu tena to the 60 delegates, and to the Tusk Team for creating such an important platform that is fostering critical, continental-level conservation dialogue around issues that affect us all.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy covers 65,000 acres of pristine African wilderness. With dramatic views of snow-capped Mt Kenya to the south, and the arid lands of Tassia and Il Ngwesi to the north, Lewa showcases a range of wild habitats from highland forests, wide open grasslands, melt-water mountain springs and acacia woodland and supports over 440 bird species. More than 70 different animal species roam the vast grasslands at the foot of Mt Kenya.
The Elewana Collection has two properties located in the Conservancy, Elewana Lewa Safari Camp and Elewana Kifaru House, which are the only two tourism properties owned by the Conservancy itself, with the aim of boosting the conservancy’s revenue through camp occupancy. All profits and conservancy fees generated by each camp are reinvested directly into the conservation and community efforts of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.