Year 2017 Kenya


Climate Crowd is researching how communities are being impacted by, and responding to, changes in weather and climate. 45 interviews were conducted in the predominantly pastoralist communities bordering Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, world-renowned for its diverse and abundant wildlife.

Facing declining rainfall, warming temperatures and shifting seasonal patterns, local communities have adopted a number of coping techniques to deal with
loss of livelihood and resource scarcity including selling livestock, traveling to other areas such as parks/reserves in search of natural resources, fencing property, and pursuing alternative livelihoods. Some responses adversely impact biodiversity by increasing rates of human wildlife conflict, encroaching on habitat, and restricting wildlife movement.