Kenya Wildlife Trust was established in 2007 by leaders in the Kenyan safari industry led by guides from the Original Ker & Downey Safaris, with the principal aim of strengthening the connection between conservation and tourism.
Our activities have mostly focused on providing funding to a variety of conservation and community development projects in key wildlife areas.
In 2013, we moved into project implementation with the establishment of our own flagship lion and cheetah monitoring projects in the Maasai Mara, now consolidated as our Mara Predator Conservation Programme.
As Kenya’s principal predator conservation trust, we understand critical conservation needs across the country and can create tangible, strategic links between wildlife research, monitoring and conservation efforts. Through our grant-making portfolio, we are committed to funding projects across three of Kenya’s most important ecosystems – the Greater Mara, Laikipia/Samburu and Amboseli/Tsavo.
KWT is committed to setting clear, measurable targets for which it will deploy funds and monitor progress.
KWT believes that trust is a critical component to successful working relationships between its stakeholders, including donors, grantees, staff, and board members
As stewards of donations, KWT believes in transparency and accountability of funds, ensuring that all donations are directed to projects in the field and the use of those funds is monitored appropriately.
KWT believes in the value of scientific monitoring and data to inform conservation strategies.
A Kenya where predator populations are a cornerstone of thriving ecosystems
To provide funds to data-driven and community supported predator conservation efforts that enable the long-term viability of predator populations in Kenya
Friends of Kenya Wildlife Trust US
Nicholas Lapham, President
Leslie Roach, Vice president
Rick Weyerhaeuser, Treasurer
Dr Mark Stanley Price, Chairperson
Helen Cullen, Secretary
Robin Cullen, Treasurer
Friends of Kenya Wildlife Trust UK