Wildlife Conservation

  • leopard on Ol Pejeta
  • buffalo on Ol Pejeta

Working at a landscape level, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy aims to secure habitats for the purposes of wildlife conservation. Our main objective therefore is to ensure that all activities undertaken in the Conservancy do not compromise species biodiversity.

Management of wildlife in a closed ecosystem such as Ol Pejeta is of paramount importance. The research department therefore provides timely and relevant information that helps make decisions regarding wildlife. Continuous research and monitoring of key species ensures informed decisions on habitats and wildlife species are made to secure habitats and conserve the environment.

Ol Pejeta particularly works to conserve the highly endangered black rhino and is now the Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa. Moreover, the Conservancy is home to southern white rhinos and the critically endangered northern white rhinos.

As an integral part of the Laikipia/Samburu ecosystem, Ol Pejeta is also home to the “Big Five” and carries one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya. In an attempt to ensure some connectivity with the greater Liakipia landscape, there are corridors along the Conservancy’s northern boundary ensuring free movement of all animals, especially the large herbivores such as elephants. Predators are also closely monitored as they play a crucial role in the ecosystem of controlling prey densities.

  • lion on Ol Pejeta
  • elephant on Ol Pejeta
  • black rhinos on Ol Pejeta
Photo credits: Stephen Siapan, Martin Krestow, Teeku Patel / www.sokomoto.com (x3), Juan Pablo Moreiras / FFI