#TTWCA2022series

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 STAKEHOLDERS' MEETINGS

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

Announcing the launch of our new website: ttwcakenya.com

The Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA) is excited to invite visitors to explore our new, user-centric website at www.ttwcakenya.com. We have grown in leaps over the last few years, welcoming new team members and strategic partners and introducing a number of innovative programmes. It was time to create a revamped website that captures where

Timely support: WWF-Kenya grants firefighting equipment to Taita Taveta conservancies

On Friday 9 April 2021, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Kenya handed over a new grader tractor to Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA) member conservancies to improve firefighting efforts in the fire-prone Taita Taveta-Tsavo landscape, the largest flora and fauna habitat in the country. The tractor will enable the development and maintenance