Conservancies protect community lands

Northern Rangelands Trust

Northern Rangelands Trust Livestock Programme Officer Patrick Ekodere (left) uses a scanner to read information from a microchip under this bull’s skin at Lewa Conservancy in Isiolo to help in tracing the animals.

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Contrary to the article by columnist Kaltum Guyo, “Stop conservancies in north to protect community lands there” (DN, June 14), the community-run conservancies of northern Kenya, particularly those partnered with the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), have over the decades brought economic empowerment to local communities, increased land rights, expanded grazing areas for livestock and given greater autonomy to the custodians of the lands.


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