Kenya Assignment- Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Last edited 8/25/2017

The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) is an umbrella organization of 33 community conservancies seeking to provide good governance and natural resource conservation. The conservancies stretch across the arid and semi-arid landscape of northern Kenya and along the Tana River delta, protecting iconic species such as elephants, rhino, giraffe, cheetah, Grevy’s zebra, hirola, and oryx.

In coordination with USAID/Kenya and East Africa, DOI-ITAP deployed a multi-disciplinary team of five DOI specialists to NRT to conduct a preliminary assessment. The DOI-ITAP team included expertise in research, modeling, monitoring, geographic information systems, security/law enforcement, tourism development, and rangeland management.