“The Njemps and Pokot communities are happy that Ruko conservancy belongs to them and it is they who will see it succeed or fail”

By employing a set of values and practices which plays a special role in overcoming ethnic difficulties, poverty and disadvantage the Pokot and Njemps communities are knitting society back together at the grass roots level whilst deepening social equality.

Such activities have the potential to bring economic opportunities (which will also catalyse the empowerment of women) and security for resident communities and wildlife, as well as serving as a powerful example of conservation as a means to ethnic reconciliation. More significantly, the rehabilitation of degraded rangelands and the sustainable use of natural resources will ensure the conservancy’s longevity for future generations.

“Wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments. They are cradles of biological diversity, providing the water and primary productivity upon which countless species of plants and animals depend for survival. They support high concentrations of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrate species.“ Ramsar Convention