Ambsoseli -Tsavo - Kilimanjaro Elephant Landscape Project
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in East Africa has worked to protect critical habitats for elephants, reduce poaching through enforcement capacity building, and support local communities to reduce human-elephant conflict and increase support for conservation. The Amboseli Elephant Project has specifically focused on conservation activities in Olgulului Olalarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) that surrounds Amboseli National Park. Since 2012, the Amboseli project has been implementing land leasing, enforcement, education, and awareness projects in OOGR to conserve critical populations of elephants; with a focus on securing 16,000 acres of the critical Kitenden elephant corridor in OOGR. As this project grows there is a desire to replicate local successes across a broader Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro landscape, with an emphasis on increasing connectivity of key elephant habitats, supporting movements of critical meta-populations, and ensuring local support through innovative land-conservation agreements.
IFAW's approach to securing this landscape includes: Addressing human-elephant conflicts; predicting and preventing poaching through our tenBoma project; supporting community rangers; improving local livelihoods and education; lobbying for long-term land-use changes; and ensuring that the local community benefits from conservation.
- Animal Welfare