Northern Rangelands Trust

Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Northern Rangelands Trust is a network of 26 community conservancies – which together cover over 25,000 km² of land in northern Kenya – driving a movement of community-based conservation that puts indigenous communities at the forefront of land management, wildlife conservation, and sustainable livestock practices. Supporting more than 280,000 pastoralists, the trust has helped address endemic problems ranging from droughts, ethnic rivalries, a lack of access to government services (health and education), and wildlife poaching. New revenue streams through livelihoods diversification and improved land management practices have been directed towards local education and health infrastructure. Hundreds of hectares of degraded pasture have been restored, along with a degree of peace and economic stability in this historically volatile region.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 2004

Location: Northern Kenya

Beneficiaries: 27 community conservancies, 315,000

Area of Focus: Biodiversity, rangeland restoration, iconic
and endangered African wildlife


Case Study

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 Equator Prize 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

 Drylands Management


Contact Information

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Isiolo County 60300


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