In December 2014 with a vision to keeping this wilderness intact for future generations The Nature Conservancy facilitated the purchase of the 56,000 acre Loisaba Conservancy and the subsequent transition to the Loisaba Community Trust. The Nature Conservancy’s move to ‘protect and preserve’ the land ensures that we can continue to support the wildlife, the communities and all Kenyans for the foreseeable future.
Loisaba represents the single largest conservation investment in East Africa in 2014/15 and was born from a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, Space for Giants and The Northern Rangelands Trust. With Tourism and cattle as the main sources of revenue, the aim is to be self sustainable supporting this vital piece of land.
As Tom Sivester, CEO of the Loisaba Conservancy explained: ‘The expression we always had was “forever” – we want Loisaba to be wild and for elephants to be able to walk across it forever, and I think we achieved that aim. It’s now locked up for conservation forever.’