AET conservancies program
As a unified entity privileged with offering direction in coordination of stakeholders in the management of wildlife resources in the greater Amboseli landscape, Amboseli ecosystem trust has embarked on the right directional bearing of defining strategies needed to fulfill the enormous expectation of its stakeholder network. In order to execute its mandate effectively, AET embraced a series of programs namely; AEMP, security, conservancies, livelihood improvement, land use planning etc.
Collectively, Amboseli ecosystem prides in having 17 conservancies (community, group and private) covering an area of 88,862 acres of land, supporting 65,881 households and having a wildlife security network of 433 devoted community rangers. AET is under legal obligation as a grass-root institution to shoulder the responsibility of spearheading the management and running of these wildlife dispersal areas including prospecting for donor support. It is ecologically paramount that as we wish to see a positive trend in wildlife numbers, securing ecological space is inevitable. As stewards of conservation of biological resources, we are forever indebted in enlisting local communities to shake off negative perception that wildlife is a state protected resource. This can be achieved through formation of ecologically viable conservancies that not only agitate for wildlife posterity but those that also reflect a human development face.