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Maasai Cultural Heritage

The Maasai have become the iconic face of Africa in recent decades, thanks to popular culture and mass tourism. Despite their fame, the Maasai are fast losing their material culture and profound knowledge of livestock, environment and wildlife.


Youth Environmental Education

Since 2005, Deborah Ross, a fine art lecturer at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and one of America’s leading wildlife artists, has led watercolor painting workshops in remote African villages to empower voices for conservation. Her Kenyan workshops…


Earth Expeditions

ACC partners with Earth Expeditions and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to give students an immersion in sustainable approaches to human-wildlife coexistence. Based on Dr. David Western’s decades-long research of Maasai pastoralists…


Kenya-China Exchange

In March of 2014, representatives of The Shan Shui Conservation Center joined ACC to explore how Maasai community-based monitoring could be applied to the Tibetan Plateau. The Shan Shui Conservation Center is a Chinese NGO founded in 2007…


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