ACC’s land conservation programs focus on Kenya’s ASAL (arid and semi-arid lands) which cover 75% of Kenya’s land surface and is home to 70% of its livestock. ACC combines scientific and local knowledge to improve the management of natural resources while improving livelihoods, recognizing the health of the whole ecosystem – humans, wildlife and land. Our goals are to secure user rights to land, water and natural resources; reverse environmental degradation; improve livestock production and wildlife based incomes; and build resilience of the land.


In Kenya, 70% of our wildlife occurs outside national parks and thus community lands hold the future of Kenya’s treasured species such as elephant, lion, rhino and migratory herd mammals combined with iconic landscapes, water bodies and cultures. Kenya’s future…


Rangeland Rehabilitation

The rangelands cover three quarters of Kenya and underpin our livestock and wildlife industries. However, rangeland communities are the poorest and least politically represented in Kenya and face several growing threats. Severe droughts, wildlife poaching, land…


Ecosystem Monitoring

Ecosystem monitoring is an essential tool used to gauge the ecological integrity of a landscape. The process involves determining conditions and/or activities that adversely affect the landscape and identifying possible management actions to mitigate them…


Gnu Landscapes

ACC has partnered with Colorado State University to explore “Gnu Landscapes,” a name that hints at investigating changes in the landscapes in which wildebeest, or gnu inhabit. This NSF-supported project aims to understand forage availability in fragmented…


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