Sabuli wildlife Conservancy was developed in 2012 though registration was arrived at in 2018.
At the time of Kenya’s independence in 1963, a central pillar to Kenya’s conservation strategy was the strong network of State and local Government protected areas. While significant progress was made to secure Kenya’s wildlife and wild places using this approach, it is apparent that unless communities and Landowners attach sufficient value to, and benefit from wildlife, wildlife loss is irreversible.
Conservancies are Kenya’s response to the challenges of poaching, human-wildlife conflict, land degradation and rising poverty. They are based on the premise that given the necessary support, incentives and policy framework, communities and Landowners can be the stewards of wildlife conservation working together with County and National Government to protect and benefit from a healthy and productive environment.
Since the first few Conservancies began in the 1990s their scope and institutional complexities has grown far beyond just wildlife conservation and tourism to include peace and conflict resolution, land management, income generation, employment, community cohesion and community-led development.
Today, 65% of wildlife is found outside the network of government-protected areas, on Private or Community land. This wildlife supports a vibrant tourism industry that brings in vital foreign income to the country, employs thousands of people and builds the local economy.
Wildlife is being lost at rates that are unsustainable, space is quickly vanishing and the time to act is running out faster than most of us realize. Kenya must act decisively to reverse this trend, or we risk witnessing the complete decimation of wildlife during our lifetime.
Promote community conservation goals through development of structured conservation body governing the use of natural resources
Provides security to the conservancy’s residents, its wildlife and its visitors
Promote development of wildlife-based enterprises and community based tourism businesses
To promote sustainable environmental management & use of natural resources to reduce poverty and as a sustainable socio-economic development
Promotes improved rangeland management and livestock grazing systems by and between communities
Promotes and supports access to education for community members through scholarships for secondary and higher education, and the development of school conservation clubs
Ensures that the wider community is fully engaged in the conservancy’s activities and management decisions through the annual general meetings and exposure tours for community members to other community conservation initiatives
Reinforces the direct link between community development and conservation
Provides a framework for fundraising and a reliable mechanism for donor linkage