Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

Accurate scientific data provides critical components to understanding wildlife ecology and this lays the foundation for informed scientific inference and conservation action. Research is therefore a critical pillar in conservation as it sets the basis for monitoring and evaluation of factors affecting species within an ecosystem. Our conservation work, which is informed by research, takes action in addressing eminent threats facing wildlife, its habitat and the entire ecosystems. Our wildlife and habitat conservation projects include:

  • Collaring for Co-existence

  • Camera Trapping

  • Wildlife abundance assessments

 

Education, Training & Capacity Building

WCA is passionate about educating, training, imparting skills and building the capacity of local conservationists and other conservationists in Africa and other parts of the world. The success of conservation tomorrow depends on the type of conservation leaders we build today. Our Training and Capacity building projects are focused on:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Training

  • Schools Conservation Education

  • Conservation Camps

  • National Park Visits

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Human-Wildlife Coexistence 

The conservation of wildlife especially in Africa is depended on the co-existence between humans and wildlife. The increase in demand for land has brought humans in close proximity to wildlife more than ever before and this is resulting in increased conflicts between humans and wildlife. Our human-wildlife co-existence projects are focused on reducing costs and increasing benefits. We are working with local communities in reducing and preventing incidence of conflict and increasing the benefits communities get from living alongside wildlife. Within our human-wildlife coexistence programs we are focused on the following:

  • Community Guardians

  • Mobile Bomas

  • Bee Hive Fences

 

Community Development

Communities living alongside wildlife are among the poorest in society and they also have to bear the costs of living with wildlife with little to no benefit. Our community development programs are focused on improving livelihoods of these communities whose role in conservation is critical. We are currently focused on these projects:

  • Food Security

  • Alternative Sources of Income

  • Wildlife Credits