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Nashulai Maasai Conservancy / Sustaining the first Maasai owned/run conservancy

Nashulai Maasai Conservancy
Nashulai Maasai Conservancy

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2019

Nashulai Maasai Conservancy
Nashulai Maasai Conservancy
Nashulai Maasai Conservancy
Nashulai Maasai Conservancy
Nashulai Maasai Conservancy

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2019

"Wildlife is in free fall. Only local people can reverse the downward spiral" -Journal of Applied Ecology. In 2016, facing poverty and biodiversity collapse in our Maasai ancestral land--the globally important Mara ecosystem--we created the first indigenous owned/run conservancy in East Africa, across 6000 acres. Nashulai's interdependent mission: Conserve Wildlife–Preserve Culture–Reverse Poverty. Removing fences, we reopened a critical connecting corridor for migrating wildlife; created employment, schools, a cultural center, water access; are enabling women and potential prosperity. Our community achievement is now inspiring others.

This project combines wildlife and culture preservation to end poverty and to develop a functioning and self-organized conservacy in the Maasai ancestral land. It's a perfect example of a strong community with a great idea.
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Nashulai Massai Conservancy

Nashulai Massai Conservancy
Nashulai, Kenya

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Nashulai Massai Conservancy

Nashulai Massai Conservancy
Nashulai, Kenya

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