AFFILIATES


African Conservation Centre has strong affiliate institutions with which it implements its key conservation strategies. The affiliates are based in ACC’s landscapes and are grass root institutions that are in a position to provide linkages for innovation in conservation approaches and also to scale up the initiatives pioneered by ACC.


Amboseli Conservation Program

THE AMBOSELI CONSERVATION PROGRAMME (ACP)

The Amboseli Conservation Programme (ACP) conducts long term ecological monitoring and sound science for the conservation of the Greater Amboseli Ecosystem. Established in 1967 by Dr. David Western, ACP continues to work with local communities and research and conservation partners to enhance our understanding of the interactions between pastoralism and wildlife to sustain the integrity of the Amboseli ecosystem. The ACP team has an active research programme including long term habitat monitoring, wildlife counts, assessment of land-use and settlement patterns, and climate change. ACP is dedicated to applying the results of this work to the betterment of conservation nationally and internationally.


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THE UASO NGIRO BABOON PROJECT (UNBP)

Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project, (formerly the Gilgil Baboon Project) is located on the Eastern Laikipia Plateau between the Mukogodo Forest and Mt. Kenya. The research focuses on the socio-ecology and cognition of wild baboons as they make the transition to the modern context of human dominated ecosystems. Dr. Shirley C. Strum (Professor of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego), the Director, began her baboon research in 1972. During the past 38 years, the baboons faced sudden and radical changes because of human population increase, change in human land use, and the loss of biodiversity. Baboons are among the most versatile of primate, second only to humans in their ability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. Baboons are ecological detectives helping to predict the possible futures of other large African mammals.


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SOUTH RIFT ASSOCIATION OF LAND OWNERS (SORALO)

SORALO is a trust that brings together land owners from various group ranches in an area spanning 847,924 hectares lying between Amboseli National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve (administratively, SORALO covers 15 group ranches in the larger Kajiado and Narok districts). The goal of SORALO is to spearhead the opening up of Southern Tourism Circuit and also to promote the creation of conservation areas in the region, achieved through diversifying livelihoods. To achieve this, SORALO seeks to provide a platform from which to advocate for sustainable utilization of land use by connecting land owners to land opportunities.


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AMBOSELI / TSAVO GROUP RANCH CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (ATGRCA)

ATGRCA is an association of land owners in the Amboseli Ecosystem, an area of approximately 5,700 Km² stretching between Mt. Kilimanjaro, Chyulu Hills, Tsavo West National Park and the Kenya/Tanzania border. The primary goal of the association is to promote conservation of wildlife and its habitats through securing sustainable livelihoods for its members. Another key function of the association is to mobilize resources to support implementation of the 10-year general management plan (2008-2018) for the ecosystem. The objectives of the association includes: Furthering and promoting the conservation of the Amboseli Ecosystem to secure its ecological integrity; Promoting and furthering the benefits of community conservation initiatives; Sustainable conservation and livelihoods; Mitigation of human-wildlife conflicts; Partnerships with Group Ranches to establish sanctuaries and conservancies; and Promoting best land use practices for the Ecosystem.


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Amboseli Ecosystem Trust

THE AMBOSELI ECOSTEM TRUST (AET)

Amboseli Ecosystem Trust is a registered charitable Trust incorporated under the provisions of the Trustees. After the development of the general management plan for the Amboseli Ecosystem, stakeholders created a Trust would oversee its implementation. The Trust is mandated to mobilize resources for the implementation of the 10 years management plan. ACC supports the Amboseli Ecosystem Trust to brings together other supporters and partners to develop land use practices that improve the livelihoods and wellbeing through the coexistence of people and wildlife. The vision is to keep the Amboseli Ecosystem rangelands open, diverse and healthy for the benefit of people and wildlife.


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