The Northern Rangelands Trust is a community led, non-governmental organisation that was set up in 2004 in northern Kenya by a coalition of local leaders, politicians and conservation interests. Its mission is to develop resilient community conservancies, which transform people’s lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources.
NRT’s main area of work is found in the north of Kenya with marginalized communities, however work is also taking place in Coastal areas from the Coastal department. As more conservancies were established along Kenya’s coast, NRT’s northern base proved too remote to support these coastal communities effectively. While NRT wanted to expand its reach, it didn’t want to risk diminishing the quality of support to conservancies – and so NRT-Coast was born.
SCC’s Director, Fuzz Dyer, is a Project Manager of NRT-Coast and is deeply involved in the work going on in the seven coastal conservancies that line the area. These coastal conservancies, which are rarely visited by tourists, hold a wealth of precious animals, such as lion, cheetah and leopard, as well as rarer animals like the Ishaqbini Hirola, one of the world’s most endangered animals – with only 48 currently surviving from an estimated 4,000 in 1970’s.
Join SCC’s ‘1 + 1 = 2 Protect’ Scheme to donate towards the work that is being done at these coastal communities to protect these endangered animals and allow them to live in peace and safety in an area almost untouched by tourism.