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Where Bees and Livestock boost Elephant conservation

We recently facilitated a bee keeping training of 40 landowners from Siana Oloisukut and Nyakweri Forest Community Trust as an alternative livelihood improvement scheme.

In Oloisukut Conservancy, Kenya, WWF-Kenya is pioneering a livelihood improvement programme for its members through a grant scheme to the conservancy to purchase better livestock breeds - Boran and Sahiwal to replace the low yield Zebu and eventually destock the conservancy and reduce grazing pressure from domestic low yield livestock.  

We recently  facilitated a bee keeping training of 40 landowners from Siana Oloisukut and Nyakweri Forest Community Trust as an alternative livelihood improvement scheme.

Studies have shown that integrating beekeeping into elephant conservation in the long run leads to reduced human-elephant conflict and maintained ecological integrity of critical wildlife habitats

The goal is to improving the livelihoods of communities and maintain pristineness in the conservancy and further help reduce human wildlife conflicts in the area.