Humans, livestock, and wildlife have been known to co-exist in Amboseli ecosystem
In Kenya,Humans, livestock, and wildlife have been known to co-exist in Amboseli ecosystem for centuries. Due to the low human population, great diversity of wildlife presence and different micro habitats; the area presents a great potential for conservation since it is a critical bridge that links the vast Tsavo National Parks in the East to the Great Rift Valley and the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystems in the West. The amboseli – Tsavo ecosystem consist of amboseli national park and six ranches owned by community groups. Each of the six ranches consists of an area set aside as conservancies strictly for nature conservation.
• The overall goal of USAID/KCSSP project through ACT! in this ecosystem is to ensure the continued existence of migration routes and connected dispersal areas between the Amboseli, the Tsavo, and Nairobi National Parks, and to reduce human wildlife conflicts.
• Promoting landscape level biodiversity conservation and improving the livelihood of local people through a stakeholders’ led process to implement the Amboseli Ecosystem General Management Plan (GMP)
• Development of an effective Amboseli Ecosystem Trust through proper Governance.
• Develop a proper monitoring system using improved technology including mapping.