Herd of Beisa Oryx
Northern Rangelands Trust
Project

Engaging the Local Community to Conserve the Beisa Oryx

Duration
2020 - 2022
Location
Kenya
Species protected
Beisa Oryx Oryx beisa

Project objectives

  • Continue previous conservation efforts by focusing them on sustainable land management:
  • Provide alternative revenue for hunters;
  • Reduce subsistence poaching and habitat destruction, as well as reduce charcoal burning;
  • Raise awareness of the Beisa Oryx conservation efforts by explaining their importance to the local community.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.