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The Enkii Area

Collaboration with partner MWCT

Do you see where the shovel is pointing at? That’s the area you are regreening at the moment: Enkii, 400 ha (4 km2) of land which is part of The Kuku Group Ranch in the south of Kenya. The Kuku Group Ranch is home to around 19,000 people, 114,500 ha in size and acts as a critical wildlife corridor.

Due to overgrazing and climate change, the Enkii area has become very dry. See it with your own eyes by checking this 360-degree image of the area. But we will change this! By digging bunds and protecting the area for a certain period of time, we can bring back vegetation, making it useful again for the Enkii community.

 

The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Within the Enkii area we work together with The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT). They help to protect the ecosystem and biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities. They are responsible for the coordination of all activities and actors on location in the Kuku Group Ranch, including the Enkii area.

 

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Enkii community

Maasai

Southern Kenya is the home to the Maasai people, who mostly depend on the land as a main source of income and food. The local Maasai population used to be nomadic, moving from one area to another, so that areas could recover in the meantime. Nowadays they no longer travel around, which means that soil can no longer recover. For this reason and due to climate change multiple areas in the Kuku group Ranch are degraded and a difficult environment for the inhabitants.

Therefore the Enkii community in the Kuku Group Ranch is really eager to restore their living environment. 110 Maasai farmers of this specific community joined the regreening project and are trained to dig bunds. This not only brings back nature, it also gives them an extra income.

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