The Nakuru Wildlife Conservancy (NWC) represents a unique area covering up to 400,000 acres of wildlife habitat with its 23 members ranging from large group ranches e.g. Kedong with 80,000 acres to 20-acre plots on the shores of Lake Naivasha. The conservancy area stretches from the south as far as Suswa in Narok to the border with Nakuru National Park to the North West.
The Naivasha community is largely made up of small-scale farmers and traders, artisanal fishermen and casual workers on flower farms. With a fast growing population, mushrooming of urban centres and large horticultural developments putting pressure on the natural resources, the threats to biodiversity in this area are real. The poverty level in this area is very high, with women, the youth as well as people with disability being the worst hit. High levels of unemployment and over reliance on dwindling land resources have driven many people to poaching (of both wildlife and fisheries), charcoal burning, unsustainable agricultural activities and criminal activities.
Our vision is for a prosperous society that manages the environment and natural resources sustainably.
To champion sustainable development in the greater Naivasha region by partnering with the community and other stakeholders to develop innovative natural resources management programmes.