TSAVO TRUST is a Kenyan non-profit organisation working in support of wildlife, habitat and communities in southern Kenya's Greater Tsavo Ecosystem.
We do this through the development of Community Wildlife Conservancies, which address the human factors leading to the destruction of wildlife and the environment, as well as through direct wildlife conservation projects.
Tsavo is one of East Africa's largest and most important natural habitats and is a valuable economic and environmental asset for Kenya. To help address the myriad threats facing this important region, TSAVO TRUST is developing a range of integrated programmes, offering Kenyan solutions to Kenyan challenges. By working alongside our fellow Tsavo residents, the ultimate goal of the TSAVO TRUST team is to help ensure the survival, security, ecological integrity and revenue-earning potential of the wider Tsavo ecosystem for generations to come - for the good of the wildlife, the people and the environment. Read more >>>
FOUR INTEGRATED PROGRAMMES:
LOCATION: TSAVO, KENYA
TSAVO TRUST is
working alongside the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the national wildlife
authority with jurisdiction over all wildlife and National Parks in Kenya, to
support KWS’s anti-poaching and conservation work within the Tsavo East, Tsavo
West and Chyulu Hills National Parks. This programme will complement the work
the TSAVO TRUST is doing outside the National Parks to enhance community participation
in holistic, long term conservation initiatives. Our first wildlife conservation initiative is our 'Large Elephant Monitoring Project'.
Our team at TSAVO TRUST lives year round in Tsavo, allowing us to fully appreciate and understand the needs and challenges faced by our fellow Tsavo residents. We are working with our community neighbours to develop a network of Community Wildlife Conservancies buffering the Tsavo National Parks, incorporating holistic, multi land use, nature-based enterprises. Through stewardship of these community-owned conservancies, our aim is to enable currently marginalised societies to attain financial independence through the conservation of their natural resources, including wildlife. Read more >>>
Click on the map to enlarge it and discover Tsavo...
The adjoining Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks and the surrounding community areas into which Tsavo's wildlife disperses constitute Kenya's most valuable ecosystem and one of the world's largest and most important protected areas, spanning 16,000 square miles (42,000 square kilometres) in Kenya.
TSAVO TRUST is developing a partnership with the African Environmental Film Foundation, to produce and disseminate topical, multimedia educational outreach campaigns to enhance people’s understanding of and – importantly - their ability to implement conservation initiatives and nature-based enterprises in the Tsavo region and further afield across Africa.
welfare is an aspect of conservation, which is often overlooked or
misunderstood in Kenya, due partly to a lack of awareness and partly to a lack
of resources. TSAVO TRUST is initiating a programme specifically seeking to address
the challenge of improving the standards and understanding of animal welfare in
Kenya. Read more >>>
TSAVO TRUST’s first wildlife conservation initiative is our Large Elephant Monitoring Project, which is responding to the alarming upsurge in elephant poaching witnessed across Africa over the past 18 months. Working in support of Kenya Wildlife Service’s anti-poaching efforts, and in partnership with Save The Elephants, this project seeks to monitor and enhance the protection of Tsavo’s magnificent giant bull elephants (one of which is featured in the TSAVO TRUST logo). Read more >>>