Decrease human-wildlife conflict over access to water and pasture during periods of drought.
Community members from the Mara Siana Conservancy report the following impacts:
of freshwater and pasture
Death and malnourishment of livestock
due to water scarcity and reduced pasture availability
Increased prevalence of diseases
in people and livestock
Increased human-wildlife conflict
especially involving elephants
Rehabilitation of a water pan
Project partners widened and deepened a local water pan and reinforced its walls.
Installation of four rainwater harvesting systems in two primary schools
Installation of a weather station
In Entumuto tented camp, the station allows local community members to collect and use weather information to better inform decision-making.
creation of a community water committee
The committee will keep track of water source users and wildlife sightings.
Intensifying drought has increased competition over water resources between community members, livestock and wildlife in the Mara Siana Conservancy, resulting in frequent instances of human-wildlife conflict. To improve water access for wildlife, especially elephants that frequently venture into villages searching for water, Climate Crowd and WWFKenya collaborated to rehabilitate a key water pan. Additionally, through the installation of two rainwater harvesting systems constructed at two primary schools, the project will enhance community access to water and decrease the need to travel long distances into core wildlife areas where human-wildlife conflict often occurs.