Archive for September, 2010

40,000 acres near Nairobi N.P. protected

September 4, 2010

As of September 2010, we have been able to add another 10,000 acres under the protection of the Wildlife Conservation Lease Programme. This brings a total of 40,000 acres (62 sq.miles) of the Nairobi Nat. Park dispersal area under land-use protection. Nairobi National Park is approximately 30,000 acres in size, so in effect, we have now been able to more than double the protected area of Kenya’s first national park. Dozens of Maasai families, that have been on the “lease programme waiting list”, have made this co-operative venture possible. The entire area looks beautiful and wildlife like big male lion “Ujonjo” are thriving. Photo by Will Knocker taken on 1 September 2010.