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FFI’s November Presentation 2017

Land Matters: Successes and Challenges of Conservancies in Kenya

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Credit: Juan Pablo Moreiras/FFI

The Event:

With rising human population and the effects of climate change being felt across the globe, the pressure on our planet’s natural resources has never been greater.  In early 2017 in northern Kenya, the effect of drought on land already degraded due to overgrazing contributed to bitter and bloody conflict.  In Laikipia, one of Kenya’s most beautiful and wildlife-rich counties, herds of cattle were driven into communal and private ranches from neighbouring counties – with local farmers and ranchers and their property suffering often brutal attacks. Although the situation has now stabilised, the question of how to enable sound management of Kenya’s rangelands remains.

Fauna & Flora International has been working to conserve the wildlife of Africa since our very inception in 1903, and the story of our part in the development of international conservation is told in the new book being launched at this event, ‘With Honourable Intent’. Of course, approaches have changed considerably over the last 114 years with the focus now being on private and community conservancies.

But can a network of national and private reserves and growing urban development still hold a future for viable populations of large migrating mammals? Who has rights over the land and its resources – particularly in the light of changing climates and increasing scarcity of water? How should we be planning for the future?

Please join us for our fundraising event, hosted by FFI President HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands and chaired by FFI vice-president Rt Hon Mark Simmonds. Our expert panel will feature prominent Kenyan conservationist Dr Helen Gichohi, prominent land rights expert and University of Nairobi Law Professor Patricia Mbote, CEO of Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association Dickson Ole Kaelo, and CEO of Ol Pejeta Conservancy Richard Vigne.

We will be hosting a complimentary drinks and canapés reception following the evening’s presentation.

Click here for directions to the venue (The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR).

Tickets can be booked via our online Eventbrite booking form below or by calling 01223 749 021 to book over the phone.

Please note that all profits from this event will directly support FFI’s conservation work.


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