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The ultimate message is that we SHARE this planet. It demonstrates how dominant the human race has become - and how selfish. I am not going to tell you anymore about it - please just watch it for yourself. Here it is:
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The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy had much to celebrate at the end of 2018 so I thought I'd pick out two things which they are celebrating to tell you about :-)
The Conservancy is located at the foothills of Mount Kenya, and it works to protect and manage of species, initiate and support community conservation and development programmes, and educate neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife.
So here are a couple of successes Lewa had in 2018
17 Rhino Births and ZERO poaching
With their landscape partner Boran Conservancy, Lewa is now home to over 170 rhinos! They are looking forward to reaching the 200 rhino milestone!
The rhinos moved from Lewa to the Sera Community Conservancy are also thriving with rhino birds and no poaching.
There were 17 rhino births in 2018
© Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
The plan is to remove fences between Lewa, Borana and Il Ngwesi Community Conservancy so that there's a secure space for their growing population.
Increase in the survival rate of Grevy's zebra foals
Previoulsy, predation lessened the number of foals who survived into adulthood. This slowed population growth. The good rains in 2018 provided healthy pasture needed for the foals and other wildlife to survive and thrive. There are just 2,800 Grevy Zebra left in the world, and 11% are found on Lewa, so this increase is important.
Lewa recorded an increase in the survival rate of Grevy's zebra foals
©Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Lewa has also been busy educating 400 Northern Kenya students, teaching them about land degradation and human-wildlife conflict and what they can do to address these challenges. In 2018, 400 students and their teachers visited Lewa and they received lessons on things such as reforestation, water harvesting and wildlife protection.
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