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14 Rhinos Born in Lewa Conservancy in 2016

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http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Conservation-efforts-pay-off--in-Lewa/1056-3967976-6werv7/index.html

 

~ This article from Daily Nation explains that in Kenya's Lewa Conservancy there were 14 rhino births in 2016. It also notes that no rhino has been poached in the conservancy in the past three years.

 

Lewa Conservancy has also seen a substantial increase in both Grevy's Zebra and African Buffalo populations. Author Kennedy Kimanthi attributes these successes to the excellent community relations.

 

 

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for a link to Lewa's own report please see

 

We are thrilled to share our continued successes in our latest Impact Report. 

In collaboration with our many partners, including valued communities, Lewa continues to offer a safe haven to endangered species that roam northern Kenya while pioneering strategic development across the landscape. We have recorded good wildlife births, protected highly threatened rhinos from poachers, extended the impact of our education programme and provided healthcare to more than 40,000 people. 

This report offers an insider's look at the varied and abundant work of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and points to the many members that make up this extraordinary community.

You can download the Impact Report HERE.

 

it is 3 years 2014 to 2016  for no poaching of any kind of animal

 

the better condition of the vegetation would be a factor here

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~ @COSMIC RHINO

 

Thank you for adding the supplemental link to the news report.

 

As ever, your vigilance is appreciated.

 

I hope that this positive news will please you, as you've been a keen supporter of wildlife in central Kenya.

 

Tom K.

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Lewa  was modelled on Sth African conservancies

 

now their level of community support is amongst the best on offer  anywhere they have become the new model

 

 

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~ @COSMIC RHINO

 

That's very good to know.

 

It sounds like an example of ‘success breeding success’.

 

Community support seems to be the bedrock for successful conservancies.

 

Tom K.

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  • 7 to 10 rhino births per year  is Lewa's  longterm  results
  • the physical link with Borana conservancy is a move to expand rhino habitat
  • the lack of poaching  now in annual reports 2014 to 2016  which mention that no animal of any kind has been poached is a result of good security and great community support
  • people are given reasons not to go poaching Lewa  provides education,heakth care, irrigation water, womens business development loans, control of the tick grass by licenced community grazing  and is the single largest employer in Eastern province
  • the very successful Northern Rangelands Trust originated out of a Lewa  approach to give communities a direct financial interest in wildlife after a bad poaching incident , it began with just 2 communities , now has many others in it and a waiting list to join
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