Nashulai Maasai Conservancy

Factos essenciais

Equator Prize Winner: 2020
Year of establishment: 2016
Location: Kenya
Ecosystem: Wetlands and rivers, grasslands and drylands

Entre as primeiras áreas de conservação detidas e geridas por indígenas na África Oriental, a Nashulai Maasai Conservancy está na vanguarda de uma mudança de paradigma para um modelo de conservação de utilização mista.

This 2,400 hectare protected area forms an important ecological corridor in the Maasai Mara and has attracted elephants, zebras, giraffes, lions and numerous other species. Combining indigenous ecological knowledge with cutting-edge science, local Maasai communities are also engaged in economic development and cultural programming, so humans, livestock, and wildlife all prosper in harmony.

An elephant nursery and a bird sanctuary support the restoration of wildlife diversity and density. Traditional agricultural practices such as rotational grazing and use of a drought-resistant cattle species have helped adapt to climate change. Profits from ecotourism have been used to build two schools, increased access to clean water, and supported entrepreneurship and leadership training for women, who hold half of the leadership positions.

A sense of pride in preserving indigenous culture is evidence of the success of the model, which has already been replicated.

Informações de contacto

Nelson Reiya
Co-Founder and CEO
nelsonreiyia74@gmail.com
http://www.nashulai.com

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Equator Prize 2020

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Drylands Management
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

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Equator Prize 2020

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Drylands Management
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

Equator Prize 2020

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Drylands Management
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

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Factos essenciais

Equator Prize Winner: 2020
Year of establishment: 2016
Location: Kenya
Ecosystem: Wetlands and rivers, grasslands and drylands

Entre as primeiras áreas de conservação detidas e geridas por indígenas na África Oriental, a Nashulai Maasai Conservancy está na vanguarda de uma mudança de paradigma para um modelo de conservação de utilização mista.

This 2,400 hectare protected area forms an important ecological corridor in the Maasai Mara and has attracted elephants, zebras, giraffes, lions and numerous other species. Combining indigenous ecological knowledge with cutting-edge science, local Maasai communities are also engaged in economic development and cultural programming, so humans, livestock, and wildlife all prosper in harmony.

An elephant nursery and a bird sanctuary support the restoration of wildlife diversity and density. Traditional agricultural practices such as rotational grazing and use of a drought-resistant cattle species have helped adapt to climate change. Profits from ecotourism have been used to build two schools, increased access to clean water, and supported entrepreneurship and leadership training for women, who hold half of the leadership positions.

A sense of pride in preserving indigenous culture is evidence of the success of the model, which has already been replicated.

Informações de contacto

Nelson Reiya
Co-Founder and CEO
http://www.nashulai.com