Conservancy Rangers Turn To Tech To Save Africa’s Wildlife

By Staff Published: October 7, 2017, 7:41 am
wildlife(Photo: Jonathan Konuche/Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions/Mongabay)

Josephine Ekiru is not nostalgic for the past. Growing up in northern Kenya in an impoverished home, she was surrounded by violence and loss. People regularly killed the wildlife she loved, and they killed each other. Tribal clashes stoked by resource scarcity and decades-long vendettas were the norm.

From BBC. Story by Rachel Nuwer.

“The only thing I was seeing was death,” Ekiru recalls. “I grew up thinking, ‘One day, I’ll tell my people that conflict is not good, that it only takes us in a circle of poverty.’”

Luckily in 2011, when Ekiru was 24 years old, she discovered the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), an organization composed of community conservancies in Kenya. Those animal conservancies reject violence in favor of peace, sustainability and responsible, shared management of land and wildlife.

Read more at BBC.

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