Wildlife

                      

 

The milgis ecosystem is host to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Intensive commercial hunting and poaching at the end of the last century resulted in a drastic decline in populations. We are proud to say that 16 years of restoring the Samburu attitude towards wildlife has led to the return of micro and mega-fauna in the area.

Wildlife

The Problem

This region does not have designated area's for animals and humans - they must co-exist.  The only way for this to work is for communities to share space and resources and to sustain their pastoral way of life as they have done so for many years. 

Livestock predation and competition for grass and water is the most common form of human-wildlife conflict. Further loss of life manifests through poaching, fires and disease. 

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The Solution

"You can't talk conservation until you have satisfied the most basic of the communities' needs"

A large part of our conservation strategy is the implementation of health, education and water projects. We have managed to get people to understand that by caring for the environment, ecotourism will increase in the area. And it is through this eco-tourism that health, education and water projects are born.

Employ Community Based Scout
Awareness.. milgis school kids

Awareness.. milgis school kids

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Commodore Butterfly

Commodore Butterfly

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Harmony!..

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Foot ball unform given to milgis school kids

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Decision to implement project based on community's attitude to wildlife is made
Community programme/
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Community benefit from having a scout in their community and see wildlife as their voice 
Scout moniters wildlife and human born issues in his community
Scout reports any issues back to base on a  twice - daily basis

Biodiversity

From desert to mountains and rainforests, the milgis has got many different biomes, each with its own unique habitat. This promotes incredible species diversity. 

 

 

Mammals

 

Large mammals particularly thrive in the area because of the vast space and natural resources! We estimate that more than 500 elephants call the milgis ecosystem home. Aside from the megafauna, there is a huge variety of smaller mammals. A simple camera trap shows the incredible array of species living alongside eachother

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Insects

 

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Commodore Butterfly
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Main supporters of this programme

Milgis Stiftelsen (Norge)

Edward Peake

CHK Charities Limited