Cattle, water and wildlife: enhancing socio-ecological resilience in Laikipia
Dr Rob Small
FFI - Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia Wildlife Forum, African Wildlife Foundation, The Monarch Group Ltd, Kenya Wildlife Service
An inclusive approach to strengthening rangeland and water resource management will contribute to reduced natural resource conflict, safeguard pastoralist cattle-based livelihoods, support innovative livelihood diversification by smallholders, and extend dispersal areas for endangered wildlife including predators and black rhino, in the greater Ol Pejeta Conservancy landscape.
8,000ha of dispersal area secured for rhino, elephant and predators; grazing and water resources managed for local community and pastoralist wellbeing; and resource conflict reduced across the wider OPC landscape.