This unique trust which engages the local people to manage their resources whilst maintaining their traditional pastoralist lifestyle. The Trust works within the northern rangelands of the Matthews Mountains, Karissa, the Ndoto’s, Mt. Nyiru and Mt. Kulal, all the while working with minimum funds.
Started by Helen Dufresne who has lived and worked in the area for 30 years, she understands the people and her gentle approach bodes well with making some grass root conservation policies. Her small team includes Samburu warriors from the region who understand the cultural norms and help the Trust to reach those in marginalised areas, as well as work with people to help with problems such as over-grazing and soil erosion through the lack of trees after they have all been cut down.