Donate
Airmiles

Amboseli Kenya

Justdiggit is bringing back hundreds of hectares of forest cover to Amboseli National Park, which holds one of the largest elephant populations in Kenya.

Design Phase
100% done
Implementation Phase
80% done
1,250
ha re-greened
705 mio
liter water per year
5,300
people
temperature
decrease
01

Keeping the wildlife in Amboseli

Amboseli National Park is one of the most famous wildlife parks in the world. Unfortunately, the park and surrounding areas are severely effected by extreme droughts of several years.

Until now we have succesfully re-greened 800 hectares of grass- and woodland in and around Amboseli National Park, together with our local implementation partner the Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET) and Maasai communities.

We use a combination of ancient and new techniques focusing on grazing management and rain water harvesting. The traditional Maasai Olopololi plots have enabled badly degraded lands to recover from extensive grazing and temporary elephant exclosures allow deforested areas to become woodland again, at a surprisingly fast rate!

Mobilization

Justdiggit strongly feels that the key to success of our projects is mobilization and ownership by local communities. That’s why we are proud to see that our projects have inspired neighboring Maasai groups to follow the good examples on their own initiative. This resulted in multiple new Olopololi plots already! Another important result is knowledge sharing between this project and the projects in Kuku, Kenya. With little help, the Maasai community took further initiative, combining a new Olopololi plot with rainwater bunds to speed up the process of vegetation recovery!

New activities

But we are not finished yet! Scroll down to read more about our new activities and to see the re-greening results so far.

 

“The recovery of the fever trees in this plot (Kitirua) is amazing. It is growing so fast and soon we might get back our traditional meat rituals. We can’t wait to realize this sentimental and memorable site that was lost for long!”

Ole Manki
Chairman, Enkongu Narok Cultural Boma
03

New Activities!

At the end of 2017, together with the African Conservation Centre (ACC) and the Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET), we started with the development of new exclosures within the Amboseli Nation Park. Different areas, among which a forested area at Oltukai, will be fenced and protected thereby allowing trees to grow back.

Another new activity is the creation of an Olopololi grass land plot of 1,000 acres in the Imbirikani Group Ranch, which will be maintained by local households who understand the importance and function of the plots.

Additionally, water bunds will be created in this Olopololi plot, to retain water, prevent erosion and flooding and allowing vegetation to return quickly.

04

We'd love to hear from you

Questions, ideas, suggestions or just to say ‘Hello’. Drop us a note! We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Visiting address
Justdiggit
Prins Hendrikkade 25
1012 TM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel. +31 (0)20 737 23 66
Mail. info@justdiggit.org

IBAN. NL59 RABO 0160 3724 88
SWIFT. RABONL2U