Evaluating the effectiveness of community-based conservation in northern Kenya: A report to The Nature Conservancy

Author(s): Glew, Louise, Hudson, Malcolm D., Osborne, Patrick E.

Publication Date: 2010


This study reports socioeconomic and ecological outcomes of a community-based conservation project in the arid rangelands of northern Kenya, which links biodiversity conservation with local livelihoods. The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) provides technical support to 17 conservancies managed by the local pastoralist communities. NRT’s impact was assessed in three conservancies: Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust; Sera Wildlife Conservancy; and West Gate Community Conservancy. Conservancies were compared to matched non-conserved sites with similar socioeconomic and environmental conditions, identified using maximum entropy modelling.

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