With African Wildlife Heading Towards Extinction Naboisho Conservancy, In Kenya Is Joining The Fight To Save Species And Habitat.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

The Serengeti - Mara Ecosystem is one of the last major wildlife refuges on earth, which covers some 25,000 kilometres (9,700 square miles), in Tanzania and Kenya.The largest mammal migration in the world takes place here which is one of the world's most spectacular natural events. Naboisho is one of the Maasai Mara Conservancies that's  located adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve in the northern-most section of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, 

 

wildebeest crossing the river from Maasai Mara National Reserve into the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Many die during the crossing. Photo by Karoline Hood.

wildebeest crossing the river from Maasai Mara National Reserve into the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Many die during the crossing. Photo by Karoline Hood.

Naboisho Conservancy has transformed the previously unprotected residential land into a safe-haven for wildlife. 

 

With wildlife diminishing due to human activity, habitat loss being the main reason. Naboisho conservancy is a safe haven for its high density of wildlife and also serves as crucial wildlife migration corridors for the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The existence of Naboisho conservancy ensures that migratory cycles and patterns are not disturbed or forced to change. Naboisho has also extended by 532 hectares south of the conservancy to link with Maasai Mara National Reserve which means more space for wildlife. 

Topi. Photo by Karoline Hood

Topi. Photo by Karoline Hood

Naboisho means "coming together" in the Maasai's Maa language.

Inspired by their neighbours in the Olare Orok Conservancy. In 2008, a meeting brought together 500 Maasai landowners, conservationists and tourism investors. It was agreed that the conservancy model should combine conservation of nature and cultural heritage. In 2010 the Maasai landowners signed a 15-year lease creating Naboisho conservancy. Community benefits are guaranteed the landowners receive a monthly payment for leasing out their land, tourism also supports the schools and employs the local community. 

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

climate change, habitat fragmentation, competition between livestock and wild grazers, poaching, have created a decrease in wildlife. 

We May Be The Last Generation To Save Wildlife.

Photo by Karoline Hood. Lions mating, the female is a sub-adult called Locoman, she is growing a mane.

Photo by Karoline Hood. Lions mating, the female is a sub-adult called Locoman, she is growing a mane.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Naboisho is home to healthy populations of lions where they are protected, outside the conservancy, they face many dangers. There are only about 20,000 lions left in the wild in the whole of Africa and their numbers are thought to be declining. 

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Although Naboisho has plenty of giraffes, the tallest animal in the world is heading towards extinction, their numbers have plummeted in the wild.

 

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Elephants could go extinct in ten years, Naboisho is home to many herds of elephants.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Cheetah's the fastest animal in the world, is heading for extinction with only about 7,100 left in the wild.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Naboisho conservancy is home to the big and the small. This rock lizard is male, the female is grey in colour.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Photo by Karoline Hood.

Ways To Help

The reason I started this blog, is to bring awareness to how our wildlife is being pushed to extinction and how the environment is being destroyed. We are heading for mass extinction. There are a few people trying to prevent this from happening, but they cannot do it alone. They need our help.

 

Donate  http://www.basecampfoundationusa.org/get-involved/make-a-donation/

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

 

 

 

Naboisho conservancy has an abundance of wildlife and not so many tourists. you won't be disappointed. list of the lodges

 

 

 Kicheche http://www.kicheche.com/our-camps/valley-camp/

 Eagleview  http://www.basecampexplorer.com/kenya/hotels/eagle-view/

Hemingways http://www.maranaboisho.com/page/stay-here/ol-seki-hemingways/index

Encounter Mara http://www.asiliaafrica.com/east-africa-safari/kenya/greater-masai-mara/encounter-mara/

Volunteer http://www.africanimpact.com/volunteer-projects/kenya/big-cat-wildlife-research-conservation-masai-mara/overview/

 

Travel Blog

I love going to Naboisho Conservancy  and seeing the abundance of wildlife. Its like my second home I go as a volunteer as its a lot cheaper and you get to give back.

With some of the other volunteers. you make lots of new friends with people from all over the world. First time at the project.

With some of the other volunteers. you make lots of new friends with people from all over the world. First time at the project.

 

 

 

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