Approximately 70% of Kenya’s wildlife occurs outside national parks. Therefore, community lands play a critical role in protecting Kenya’s rich biodiversity.
The Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA) is a conservation nonprofit organisation based in Kenya. It was established in 2013 to unify community-led conservation efforts by Taita Taveta conservancies for the benefit of the people and the biodiversity of the Tsavo ecosystem, one of the world’s last remaining mega fauna habitats.
TTWCA brings together a diverse membership, which comprises conservancies and ranches spread across 1 million acres of land, including critical wildlife dispersal and migratory corridors for the Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks.
Through its five strategic focus areas, TTWCA is not only securing the iconic Tsavo ecosystem but also enabling the local communities to derive multiple benefits from conservation and better land and resources management.
As a regional body, TTWCA works closely with the other regional conservation associations in Kenya under the national umbrella body Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association.
Improved livelihoods through conservation and sustainable rangeland management across the Tsavo landscape.
To support conservancies to improve livelihoods by effectively and sustainably managing the use of natural resources in the Tsavo landscape.
From former hunting blocks to inspiring change, transforming lives, securing rangelands and protecting wildlife through community-led conservation. This is the story of TTWCA in brief.