|Partnering with local and national
organizations, and people is vital to achieving long-term conservation success.
Our partners in the field will multiply as the project grows. Investment
in people is both necessary to make conservation efforts sustainable, and
indeed truly important, because it empowers those most directly affected.
Ultimately, an adaptive, hands-on approach should mutually benefit both
people and wildlife. To date, the African Wild Dog Conservancy
has developed partnerships with the organizations shown below.
Wildlife Service (KWS): Our affiliate organization,
the KWS, recently opened local offices in the region.
KWS is providing logistical support and coordinating
Wokike is a non-governmental organization
founded in 1989 by local Kenyan Somali pastoral women
in the North Eastern Province. It exists to empower
the most vulnerable members of the community, specifically
women, destitute girls, and poor households in the Ijara,
Garissa, and Wajir Districts, by improving the standard
of living through capacity building, thus enabling these
members to take control of their lives. The organization
seeks to bring together the local community, and to
confront ignorance, disease, poor livestock husbandry,
environmental degradation, and poverty.
Hirola Conservancy: Located in the Masalani
Division of the Ijara District, the conservancy surrounds
the eastern sector of the Tana River National Primate
Reserve and is managed by and represents local Somali
pastoralist communities from Hara, Korissa, and Kotile.
The conservancy is a core refuge and breeding ground
for the endemic and Critically Endangered hirola antelope.
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