Linking Livestock Markets to Wildlife Conservation
April 2006 to June 2009
The Linking Livestock Markets to Wildlife Conservation Globe Foundation project is a partnership between the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT - www.nrt-kenya.org) - a Kenyan wildlife conservation group – the Purdue College of Agriculture and School of Veterinary Medicine, Egerton University and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). The objective of this effort is to support the integrated management of livestock and wildlife in the Il Ngwesi community. A key to improving conditions for wildlife in the NRT area is grazing management. This project, therefore, works with local players to make improved health and herd management decisions regarding local cattle herds, measures the effects of indigenous land management, and provides markets for pastoralist livestock to increase incentives for better grazing management. The results of this project will not only include improving conditions for wildlife, but also potentially create funds which Il Ngwesi citizens can invest, thus contributing to their wealth and well-being.
For more information, contact:
Assistant to the Director