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Better Than Smart.

Posted by in Conservation

It takes more than a great idea to help make a difference in Africa. You need to be better than smart, you need to be shrewd. Know your market, know your limiting factors and know your end user. Simple, but powerful strategic planning can make the difference between just creating excitement about your endeavor and the impact of real results. The following article from Forbes really inspired me to remember to deploy all of the strategic marketing tools that I know work. “When our colleagues studied 439 market-based solutions in Africa,…read more

What’s Right?

Posted by in Elephants, Hunting

Problem is Scott Olmstead, the North American model of conservation does not apply to Africa. And unfortunately when all of us intervene in Africa (conservationists as well), we all influence the management of Africa’s resources. That means you and me and there is much debate about that and much to consider in our efforts. I believe every hunter has the right to hunt. What needs to be considered is reverence for a dwindling and endangered species. To be examined at this time are the repercussions for hunting an animal such…read more

Our Wildlife, My Responsibility, My Heritage.

Posted by in World Wildlife Day

An Essay by Makena Muriuki (15 years) & Zanelle Wanja (15) Wildlife Conservation Student Group – Naisula International School Kenya Wildlife is the most precious gift we have. They are living, like us. They are dependent on their kind, like us. Most of all, they are an important part of life just like us. Wildlife is not only a gift we have been given but our heritage and most definitely our responsibility. As the saying goes, with wisdom comes responsibility. We as humans were gifted with the ability to recognize what is needed from us and what is…read more

Essays & World Wildlife Day.

Posted by in Kenya Wildlife Service, World Wildlife Day

In honor of World Wildlife Day and the Kenya Wildlife Service, I will be posting some of the essays from our Wildlife Conservation Student Group project in Kajiado, Kenya. The first essay is included below and is written by two of our Year 10 students. I am so inspired and moved by these words. There is such hope for the future with these children’s voices reaching out into the world today. SAVE THEM, SAVE OUR FUTURE. An Essay by Wanderi Kariuki (16 years) & Ivy Chebet (15 years) Whenever one…read more

My First Project in Kenya: Naisula Wildlife Conservation Student Group

Posted by in Wildlife Conservation Student Group

My trip to Kenya last October presented me with many subtle nudges that the education of children would be a key long-term strategy to aid and protect the country’s wildlife and the environment. While I had many important meetings during my trip, there was one at Campi ya Kanzi that was more important than I realized at the time. While there, I was fortunate to meet the founder and executive director of Naisula School along with a small but strategic group of the teachers. They had arrived at camp for…read more

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