Can pastoralists benefit from wildlife conservation in Kenya? A case study from Amboseli


In a previous post, I summarised a recent article that I wrote with colleagues on the changing system of access and benefits within Maasai land in southern Kenya. This post only hinted at ongoing changes in land tenure, and the closely related, extremely complex issue of wildlife conservation interventions. However, with wildlife conservation interventions continuing to expand in Kenya, and ‘community conservancies’ now covering about 11% of Kenya’s landmass, much of which is within pastoralist land, the relevance of these changes for pastoralist livelihoods cannot be overstated.

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