Our programs seek to collaborate with local communities in the areas of keeping communal lands open, managing lands for wildlife, establishing wildlife corridors, resolving human-wildlife conflict, and conserving predator populations. We strive to preserve the biocultural landscapes in our areas of operation through collaborative education, community-based conservation, scientific research, and community assistance to establish ecologically responsible tourism facilities.
The Maasai are a group of indigenous, pastoralist people who live in Kenya and Tanzania. They still live traditionally despite pressures from a world modernizing around them. Displacement from tribal lands, water shortages, and lack of access to education are just some of the hardships they face. There is a lack of local schools and the fees are astronomical, most families cannot afford to send all, if any of their children. Girls are rarely given priority. Education is the key to giving women a voice and the knowledge for them to make choices that could determine whether or not they are circumcised. While they are enrolled in school, girls are protected from arranged marriages at a very young age and it can mean they are given a choice of whom they marry.