The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, based at the foothills of Mount Kenya, works as a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. We do this through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife.
For the last three decades, our practices have resulted in thriving black rhino habitat and population, which in turn has created a robust ecosystem for a multitude of species including the endangered Grevy’s zebra, elephant, lion, cheetah, giraffe and more. We envision a future where people across Kenya value, protect and benefit from wildlife. This future depends on communities being able to derive their day-to-day livelihoods in ways that are compatible with thriving wildlife habitat. As a result, we invest heavily in the livelihoods of our neighbours through programmes in education, healthcare, water, micro-enterprise, youth empowerment and more.
As a catalyst and champion of this model that puts people at the centre of conservation, Lewa has influenced and supported the conservancy management for both private and community lands across northern Kenya.
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Mike Watson, Chief Executive Officer
Tuqa Jirmo- PhD, Chief Operations Officer
Lucy Ndirangu, Chief Administrative Officer
Geoffrey Chege, Head of Conservation & Wildlife
Faith Riunga, Head of Education Programme
John Kinoti, Community Development Programme Manager
Adrian Paul, Logistics Manager
Edward Ndiritu, Head of Anti-Poaching
John Pameri, Head of General Security
George Rioba, Chief Finance Officer
James Kiogora, Human Resource Manager
David Kimiti – PhD, Head of Research & Monitoring
Ruwaydah Abdulrahman, Donor Relations Manager
Wanjiku Kinuthia, Senior Communications Officer
Bea Karanja, Communications Consultant