Kenya Wildlife Conservancies & Wildlife Sanctuaries
Kenya Wildlife Conservancies are land managed by an individual landowner, a body or corporate, a group of owners, or a community for purposes of wildlife conservation and other compatible land uses to better livelihoods. Kenya has 4 types of conservancies which include Community conservancies, Group Conservancies, Private Conservancies, and Co-Managed Conservancies.
Community Conservancies are conservancies established by a community on community land. These include Melako Conservancy, Malkahalaku Conservancy, Lokichar, and Oldonyo Waus Conservancy located within Imbirikani in Amboseli.
Group conservancies are a conservancy created by the pooling of land by private landowners who share a common border for the purpose of wildlife conservation. These include Mara North Conservancy, Pardamat Conservation Area, and the Mara Nabosho Conservancy.
Private Conservancies are conservancies set up on private land by a private individual or corporate body for the purpose of wildlife conservation. These include Laikipia Nature Conservancy, Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy, Rukinga, and Lentolia Farm private conservancy.
Co-Managed Conservancies are arrangements between a government agency/authority and a community or private person/persons to conserve specific public land.
Kenyan Wildlife Conservancies: there are 160 conservancies presently.