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Stories of Hope, Our Thanks & Happy New Year!

Dear Friends & Partners of ACC, While we faced unprecedented challenges in 2020 due to the pandemic, you—our loyal community—helped sustain and grow wildlife conservation programs that promote economic sustainability and resilient landscapes for people and nature. This interconnectedness of conservation and community is what ACC is all about. These stories of hope highlight your impact.

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Adopt a Maasai Giraffe

Join a global community of contributors and help save one of Kenya's iconic, keystone species—now endangered: the Maasai giraffe. Learn more about the role these majestic animals play in the East African ecosystem and support ACC's innovative conservation project to help save them.

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Press Briefing & Media Kit on Local Biodiversity Outlooks – Version 2

Watch the Sept. 23rd Press Briefing: Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2: Forest Peoples Programme: Ways Forward - Indigenous & Local Perspectives on Our Biodiversity Crisis. Spread awareness with this Media Kit created by Forest Peoples Programme, IIFB, Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network and Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Sept. 2020 News From the Field — Resilience & Building Back Better With Your Help

Sept. 2020 News From the Field — Organizational Resilience, Adaptive Leadership & Designing a Green Economy In this newsletter, we share COVID impacts on Kenya, what we’ve learned about resilience and how we envision building back better with your crucial support. We hope you enjoy our stories from the field below including features on organizational resilience, adaptive leadership, and designing a green economy.

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Bucking the Dismal Decline in Wildlife: Amboseli Numbers are Going Up

By David Western and Victor N. Mose | Amboseli Conservation Program (ACP)
Amboseli Conservation Program’s five decades of continuous monitoring the Amboseli region shows an astonishing turnaround for wildlife after years of decline. Many species are now more abundant than forty-five years ago, a remarkable contrast to the rapid losses across Africa and around the world.

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Swara: A Review of the Nairobi National Park Plan 2020-2030

By David Western
Restoration calls for good science to guide management. Nairobi National Park (NNP) was gazetted as Kenya’s first park in 1946, a far less populous era. In 1967, as a graduate student at the University of Nairobi, I watched the wealth of plains animals move from the short-cropped plains into the valleys and swamps as the season hardened, tracked by lions and cheetahs. A wildlife spectacle, the park gave tourists their first views of lions, cheetahs, giraffes, buffalos and rhinos.

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