Conservancies forge partnerships with investors to boost biodiversity and livestock investments

Public Private sector engagement.

TTWCA member conservancies and potential investors gathered in a meeting to discuss ways to invest in livestock production and biodiversity conservation in conservancies/ranches. The Taita Taveta conservancies are known for their rich biodiversity both flora and fauna. The primary objective of the meeting was to explore ways in which biodiversity and livestock investments could be

TTWCA’s latest newsletter is out now


The January 2023 issue of our newsletter is now available.  Find out what we were up to in the second half of 2022 and what we are looking ahead to in 2023, all in this third edition of the TTWCA Bulletin. As usual, we’d be delighted to hear what you think of it, so please email

TTWCA publish mid-year newsletter

TTWCA have published their July newsletter, updating members, partners and donors on their recent activities, projects and growth. The association has experienced immense growth in the past two years that necessitated the formation of a secretariat and most recently, the appointment of its first-ever CEO: Alfred Mwanake. The growing team remains thankful to all the

TTWCA appoints its first CEO, Alfred Mwanake

Alfred Kirigha Mwanake

In June 2022, Alfred Mwanake was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association. TTWCA is a nonprofit conservation organization founded in 2013 to coordinate the community-led conservation efforts of Taita Taveta conservancies and to support the establishment of new conservancies. Mwanake will be in charge of the TTWCA

TTWCA to enter MOU with county government

The ‘heart’ of Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association is to engage and collaborate with partners and stakeholders in the Tsavo Landscape, most notably the Taita Taveta county government, to create the synergy required for sustainable development and a suitable climate for investment to improve the livelihoods of communities. To stay on track, TTWCA and the

TTWCA council shares 2022 action plan at AGM

Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association’s council conducted its Annual General Meeting on January 26, 2022, at Augustine George Hotel, Voi, in line with keeping best corporate governance practices and strengthening its capacity. More than 33 ranches and conservancies were represented by their executive members. The council was informed of the programmes that have been taking

Maungu Ranch inches closer to attaining wildlife conservancy status


Maungu Ranch conducted its first stakeholders’ meeting in February 2022 as it sprints towards becoming a legally recognized wildlife conservancy—not only in Taita but Kenya at large—under the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act of 2013 (WCMA 2013). As stipulated in the process of developing a wildlife management plan, partners and stakeholders gathered for an overview

Rangers trained and equipped to fight illegal wildlife trade

Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA), in partnership with UNDP and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, is implementing the IWT-Kenya project aimed at reducing Illegal Wildlife Trade. The project, which seeks to combat poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking in Kenya, is steered by an integrated approach focused on four main objectives. These are: strengthening

TTWCA partners with SNV to help conservancies use land sustainably

Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA) recently partnered with SNV to help three conservancies come up with wildlife and grazing management plans. The six-month project, called Development of Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (Desira), began in December 2021 at a cost of KSh3 million. Its main objective is to contribute to climate-relevant, productive and

Looking for your support; time to VOTE for conservation!

Project Title: RESTORING AND PROTECTING MARUNGU HILL AREA Kindly click here to vote for our project. The Marungu Hills is a community conservancy in Taita Taveta County, popular with tourists and a key migratory corridor for wildlife species like African elephants, giraffes, and buffalo. The area attracts hikers and climbers but is threatened by illegal