Our Projects

Amara evolves to meet the needs of the area. We are very flexible in working towards the ultimate goal of conservation. At different times, different issues, opportunities and challenges present themselves, and we pride ourselves on facing them head on. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to conservation, one needs to adapt to be the most effective. Whether it is environmental education, community empowerment, biodiversity protection, or a combination of all approaches, we give heart and soul to everything we do. Here are some of the milestone projects that we are proud to have brought to life.

Radio Tsavo

Radio is a powerful tool for disseminating conservation messages across widely populations. In the rural Tsavo Conservation Area where there is limited access to electricity, television coverage and newspapers; radio is the central means of mass communication and highly revered by the local community. In areas of low literacy, poor quality roads, no electricity, sporadic […]

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Bushmeat

Illegal harvesting of bush meat is a major cause for decline of wildlife populations in Kenya. Bushmeat harvesting had for a long time been downplayed and ignored, being thought to be a subsistence activity until it dawned on conservationist that bushmeat was a thriving trade responsible for depleting large wildlife populations from many years of […]

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Tree planting /Establishment of tree nurseries

Trees are important in supporting livelihood as well in environmental regulation. Trees provide fuel, timber, food for humans, foliage and shelter to wildlife as well as being crucial to the hydrological cycle and providing oxygen.  Increase demand for wood fuel and timber due to rising human population has led to massive deforestation degrading the land. […]

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Collaborative Conservation Support

Amara Conservation offers support and partners with other organizations to add synergy to the broad conservation goals in Kenya. There are thousands of activities that need to be carried out to accomplish the bigger conservation goals, and no one organization has the ability to do all of these things.   Amara firmly believes in the […]

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Capacity Building Barazas

The project provides training and capacity building to various target groups designed to offer knowledge and skills on different issues. The trainings target different groups such as community groups, CBOs, community leaders, teachers and club members.   These trainings focus on topics such as biodiversity conservation, importance of conservation, ecosystem services, climate change, sustainable development, […]

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Game Drives

The field trips are great tools for learning that help deliver knowledge in an exciting manner. Educational field trips are exciting to learners and a great way to boost knowledge intake. They help learners to witness real live issues thus helping understand phenomena that would otherwise be difficult to explain.   Amara Conservation values the […]

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Mobile Film Unit

Films are an important and powerful tool for appealing to people’s emotions as they reach the highest domains of learning. Film combines audio and visual with motion, making them appealing to the eyes, ears and emotions. They are able to explain a lengthy and complex concept in a condensed and simplified manner making it easy […]

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Mbulia Conservancy

Kenya’s rich wildlife is found both inside protected areas and outside on community land. These community lands are equally critical havens for wildlife, dispersal areas and corridors connecting wildlife areas. One of the major threats facing wildlife conservation is loss of habitat due to land use changes including agriculture, settlement and development. Presence of wildlife […]

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Alternative Livelihood Ecotourism

Poverty, drought, unemployment and wildlife conflict often push communities neighboring conservation areas to engage in destructive activities such as poaching, charcoal burning and other environmentally unfriendly activities.   To alleviate these human-made biodiversity threats; Amara Conservation works with the local community members to formulate strategies designed to provide alternative livelihoods for them that are biodiversity […]

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