Speaker Series DC: Joanna Elliott, Fauna and Floral International

October 11, 2017

More Than a Decade On: Helping Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Deliver Conservation and Development Impacts in Kenya
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) teamed with local partners and international funders to establish the 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy in 2003. Located at the foot of Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta plays a vital part in the Laikipia ecosystem in northern Kenya, protecting critical migration corridors and diverse wildlife, including black rhino and Grevy’s zebra.

Joanna Elliott, FFI's Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships will talk about the current land and wildlife management context and the challenges Ol Pejeta faces, including in helping local people and wildlife to weather extreme drought, safeguarding its rhino population against a well-armed and organized poaching threat, and building a commercial model that can respond to these challenges and enable the conservancy to expand its impact.


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