Ol Pejeta Conservancy Steps up Conservation Efforts Against Wildlife Extinction

The endangered species in our wildlife are at risk of extinction considering the unpredictability ensuing in the weather patterns. This change of patterns has left most of the ranges and habitats for wildlife going dry and the loss of food and water for the animals, birds, and insects has dire consequences on conservancies like Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Failure to heed the alarming call of global wildlife populations plummeting by nearly 70% since 1970 is hitting back in repercussions as most are succumbing to drought and human activities like poaching.

Kenya is a casualty of the recent prolonged droughts that have threatened to diminish the wildlife and precious biodiversity existence. Faced with habitat loss, threatening the biodiversity so remarkably evident to the tourism growth and revenue, Ol Pejeta conservancy has been on the frontline in actions that mitigate the impacts.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy a home to the largest black rhino in East Africa and the last two northern white rhinos on the planet, is immersed in solving the challenges faced by the wildlife and rural communities around. This has seen the rollout of initiatives that ensure the protection, preservation, and rehabilitation of species as well as some that promote and support sustainability within the local communities.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy a home to eight nearly threatened, five endangered, and one critically endangered species is also a sanctuary for Chimpanzees rescued from the black market. This puts the conservancy in a special position as its fronting for the preservation of our biodiversity and the species likely to go extinct.

According to one of the rangers, wildlife is our pride, and watching them is just pure bliss. ” Wildlife is the backbone of OlPejeta Conservancy and watching wildlife roam here makes me feel proud of our work as rangers,” said Simon Ewoi, Head Southern Sector Supervisor.

Acknowledging that indeed wildlife faces various challenges from drought to poachers and human-wildlife conflicts are random. A revelation that’s revealed from the OlPejeta Conservancy’s records is having solved 157 incidents of Human-Wildlife Conflicts covering a total distance of 1,116km.

Such solutions among others are essential in supporting biodiversity and wildlife regeneration as the major role played by a ranger is crucial. This entails the protection of the natural world and the communities that coexist with it.

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