New Business Strategy for Community Conservancies in the Maasai Mara

Working in support of the African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation Capital has developed a series of recommendations to enhance the economic viability of the community conservancies network which surrounds the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve.  These community conservancies, which are supported by the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association, are partnerships between local Maasai landowners and private sector tourism businesses.  They perform a critical function in maintaining dry season grazing for wildlife and safeguarding migration corridors.  With increasing human populations and climate change, there is an urgent need to develop long term and economically viable land use models based upon large natural habitats and conservation enterprise.  See www.awf.org and www.maraconservancies.org