The Taveta Wildlife Conservancy Association (TTWCA) brings together 33 ranches and conservancies across 1 million acres to improve livelihoods while protecting and preserving one of Kenya’s most iconic and inspiring landscapes: The Tsavo ecosystem.
The TTWCA membership is diverse, comprising both ranches and conservancies of varying sizes, from the smallest of about 94 acres (Chalongo) to the largest of approximately 106,000 acres (Lualenyi).
Currently, the TTWCA members are in various stages of formation (established, operational, proposed or emerging conservancies) as per the requirements of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013 (WCMA). Some fast facts on the members’ journey towards becoming fully operational conservancies:
8 – Mbulia Conservancy, Mramba Ranch, Oza Group Ranch, Taita Ranch, Izera Ranch, Lualenyi, Bura Ranch and Mbale Ranch are classified as proposed conservancies
5 – Mgeno Ranching Company, Wushumbu Ranch, Dawida Ranching Company and Maungu Ranching Company are classified as emerging conservancies
4 – Lumo Wildlife Conservancy, Choke Conservancy, Lake Jipe Conservancy and Rukinga Ranch are established and operational conservancies and are now set to embark on being officially registered as per the Act
2 – Chalongo Conservancy and Kasigau Conservancy are TTWCA’s sole formally registered, established and operational conservancy, having completed all the requirements under the WCMA