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Loisaba Conservation Center Opens in Laikipia, Kenya

Center Raises Awareness of Challenges Facing Elephants and Giraffes   As poachers continue to kill thousands of elephants across Africa and an increasing number of giraffes, organizations throughout Kenya are banding together to develop strategies to help curtail the illegal killing of these iconic animals. Education is one of these key strategies. To share information […]

A day of celebration at Morijo Primary School!

A colorful day of celebration was held at Morijo Primary school last week. Despite being the school holidays, students, their parents and the Morijo community all gathered to celebrate the arrival of 38 desks and text books, generously donated to the school by San Diego Zoo Global. Moijo Primary School is situated in Kirimon Conservancy […]

Living with Leopards: Community conflicts in northern Kenya

Photo: © Hannah Campbell 2016 By: Kirstie Ruppert (San Diego Zoo Global) “Do leopards cause you any problems?” Your answer to this question likely depends on where you live in the world and your primary source of income. When this question was asked to community members around Loisaba Conservancy, 75% of people said yes, that […]

A day in the life of Loisaba’s Conservation Officer:

No day is ever the same! For the sake of this blog let me try and break it down into the main thematic areas of my work. As the sun rises I am on my way to the security office to check up on the patrol teams. While their jobs include collecting data on wildlife […]

Kenya’s future conservationists

The future of Laikipia, Kenya and the continent as a whole lies firmly in the hands of the new generation and the decisions they will make in due course. Loisaba Conservancy recognizes the importance of creating stewards of the natural environment to safeguard this spectacular country. Consequently, we have developed a programme to connect children […]

Elephants on the frontline

On Thursday morning Amos Chege, our Conservation Officer, received an urgent report from the Starbeds Lodge manager, a malnourished looking elephant calf had been spotted. He immediately rushed to the scene, easily located the calf and carefully observed the situation – to avoid making any rash decisions. Amos observed the elephant calf try to join […]

Eyes in the Sky at Loisaba

With 56,000 acres of land to protect, what better means to do so other than by air? Loisaba Conservancy’s latest venture introduces their new Aerial Unit with “Kathy”, our very own Piper Super Cub. She may be small and rugged but she is ideally suited for the flying required at Loisaba. Her large windows provide […]

Machine on the trail…

Two nights ago, Ekaran our Dog handler received a call for assistance from our sniffer dogs Machine and Warrior, following an incident at Ol Gaboli Community Bandas. A small Community lodge run by the Ilmotiok Community. Early the next morning, Ekaran prepared the dogs and the equipment and arrived at the scene at first light. […]