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Programs

Cheetah Laikipia duskPredator populations in Kenya are under threat due to increasing habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict across the country. The country’s economy relies heavily on healthy ecosystems, robust wildlife populations, and the presence of large carnivores, specifically lions, cheetahs, hyenas, leopards and wild dogs.

There is no question about it… the protection of predators is critical to Kenya’s future.

Mara Cheetah Project fieldworkAt Kenya Wildlife Trust, we are committed to raising funds to support data-driven and community-supported predator conservation efforts. We believe in making grants to trusted partners that have a demonstrated track record of success. Based on this trust, we primarily make unrestricted grants. This supports enables grantees to utilize resources as they see fit, to achieve the greatest amount of impact. We use a portfolio approach to manage our grant making, selecting grantees that embody our values and mission.

This portfolio features three specific but connected program pillars:

  1. Predator Conservation 
  2. Community Development 
  3. Conservation Education 

Across these three pillars, we aim to fund efforts within Kenya’s three most important ecosystems for predators:

  1. The Greater Mara
  2. Amboseli / Tsavo
  3. Laikipia / Samburu

While these areas are our priority, we will consider projects in other areas of Kenya, which support broader predator monitoring and conservation.