The Wildlife Foundation supports the Naretunoi Community Conservancy (NCC) south of Nairobi National Park (NNP) to preserve the Kitengela Dispersal Area. As critical stakeholders to the NCC, the local Maasai community receives benefits in exchange for keeping their land open to wildlife. Such benefits include the following:
With the help of our partners MAS Holdings and SGP, we were able to increase the conservancy from 2200 acres to 6250 acres bringing a total of 56 families under the lease program. We hope to increase further to 10,000 acres and eventually cross over to the other triangles within the Athi Kapiti Ecosytem.
the lease program has enabled the communities tocontinue conserving biodiversity, maintain their way of life (pastoralism), reduce poaching activities, and build resilience, diversifying community livelihoods making biodiversity conservation source of economic sustainability.
Payment of ecosystem services has proved to have positive impacts on communities, wildlife, livestock, and the landscape (ecosystem).