Rhino Ark, Greater Mara

The South Western Mau Ecosystem:

On 20 September 2018, a comprehensive aerial surveillance flight too place over both the Western Mau and South Western Mau Forest Reserves. The flight, coordinated by Rhino Ark Executive Director, Christian Lambrechts, provided the opportunity to observe the scope of illegal activities impacting on forest protection, including charcoal burning, logging, cultivation and livestock grazing in the indigenous forest.

With the recruitment of a fence/community manager for South Western Mau, Alfonse Kiprono, and a community outreach officer, Thomas Mutai, work has started in earnest to develop a team to undertake this key project of protecting the land. Detailed planning for Phase I of the fence has been undertaken – with a budget for the 30 kilometres of electrified fence developed as part of a fence financing agreement between Rhino Ark, IDH and private sector partners.

Similarly, a consultant has been hired to support the community in improving the quality and quantity of their honey production – as well as marketing their product.

Your donations would assist in the building of this extremely important fence as well as education, empowering, and ultimately benefit the lives of the people living within the surrounding communities.

Implementing partner: Rhino Ark

Partner Camps:

Our Philosophy

Asilia operates in some of the most spectacular wild places in Africa.  Yet they are fragile, under immense pressure, where the needs of both people and wildlife are often juxtaposed.

Empowering both people and places is essential if the habitats, upon which we all depend, are to survive.

We’ve selected a number of reputable and effective local partners as the drivers of these interventions.   These partners tackle the issues of education, community upliftment and wildlife conservation in meaningful ways, getting to the source of the problems rather than treating the symptoms.

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