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Our vision, mission & values

Kenyan Board

Mara Team

Our Story

Friends of KWT

Nairobi Team

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Our Story

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.

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Our Values

RESULT FOCUSED

TRUST

TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE

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.

Our vision

A Kenya where predator populations are a cornerstone of thriving ecosystems

Our Mission

To provide funds to data-driven and community supported predator conservation efforts that enable the long-term viability of predator populations in Kenya

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Kenyan Board Members

Allan Earnshaw

Chairman

Dickson Kaelo

Member

Beatrice Karanja

Member

Mark Boyd

Member

Moses Kamau

Member

Helen Schutte

Member

Andreas Fox

Member

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Irene Amoke PhD

Executive Director

Gloria Achieng CPA

Nairobi Team

Finance & Administration Manager

David Mbugua

Communications Officer

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Michael Kaelo

Community & PR Manager

Betty Cherotich

Programme Administrator

Niels Mogensen

Senior Programme Scientist

Dominic Sakat

Community Liaison Officer

Grace Cheptoo

Research Assistant

Saitoti Silantoi

Research Assistant

Julius Makibior

Maintenance Manager

Joshua Soit

Hub Caretaker

Mara Team

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Friends of Kenya Wildlife Trust US

Nicholas Lapham, President
Leslie Roach, Vice president
Rick Weyerhaeuser, Treasurer
John Madigan
Greg Stone
Skip Dunn
John Taylor
Neil Anthony

Dr Mark Stanley Price, Chairperson
Helen Cullen, Secretary
Robin Cullen, Treasurer
Lara Manson
Christopher Tuite

Friends of Kenya Wildlife Trust US

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