Natural Resource Management
To sustainably manage natural resources in the AE to maintain ecological processes that continue providing ecosystem services to the local community.
The Amboseli Ecosystem Management Plan (AEMP) 2030 is an integrated plan that outlines how dif- ferent land uses and natural resources in the Amboseli Ecosystem will be managed for the greater good of all stakeholders. The renewal of AEMP 2008-2018 for a further 10 years is a clear indication that the stakeholders, who include landowners, KWS, NGOs, the tourism industry and researchers, are committed to an ecologically viable Amboseli Ecosystem. The plan takes a broad multi-sectoral view of all the natural resources in the ecosystem against different land uses and how these interact with one another and, ultimately, how they co-exist within the ecosystem, and in concert progressively move towards realizing the universal consensus of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
THE AMBOSELI TSAVO COMMUNITY WILDLIFE RANGERS ASSOCIATION
Amboseli Tsavo Community Wildlife Rangers Association is a security Arm of Amboseli Ecosystem Trust. Since its inception on 10th April 2003, Amboseli Tsavo Community Wildlife Rangers Association has been in the forefront in protecting and conserving wildlife and their habitats on community land for posterity. The Amboseli Ecosystem Landscape is an area under significant threat from a wide range of activities including the illegal water abstraction, trade in wildlife bush meat and habitat conversion. The good thing is that the ecosystem boosts a strength of more than 433 community rangers who have been our boots on the ground protecting our ecosystem being supported by an array of partners. The Amboseli Ecosystem Trust in partnership with the Amboseli Tsavo Community Wildlife Rangers Association (ATCWRA) are working together with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Olgulului community rangers to enhance radio communication system by purchasing and installing a state of the-art communication system.
Amboseli Ecosystem trust have been working on several re-greening approaches to reverse the process of desertification and destruction of the ecosystem which help to protect and manage trees that naturally regenerate and thus help in restoring degraded lands and provide recharging ground water and ensure availability of fodder for livestock and wildlife
HUMAN WILDLIFE CO-EXISTENCE
The Amboseli Ecosystem has a vibrant community-led conservation sector supported by numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in partnerships with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the community leadership. Great success has been achieved in addressing a variety of threats to wildlife, but challenges to human-wildlife coexistence have become ever more pressing. Historically, responses to human-wildlife conflicts (HWC) in the ecosystem have been largely reactive (as opposed to proactive), often too slow, and have not necessarily considered the complexity of local community views. This has led to limited community trust in wildlife management authorities, which is a concern across several important wildlife areas in Kenya.