Kenya: linking enterprise to conservation. How the Kenya Wildlife Service is aiming to put in place incentives for community conservation

Makilya, J.; Lembuya, P.; Ntiati, P.

Rural Extension Bulletin 10: 56-60


The Conservation of Biodiverse Resource Areas (COBRA) project in Kenya has three operational approaches: dialogue, benefit sharing, and enterprise development. These approaches are outlined with the help of case studies. The experience of the Tsavo West Community Conservation Project shows that a process of dialogue can achieve solutions which balance conservation and community livelihood needs, although such gains can be fragile.