“The future of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the community conservancy movement in northern Kenya is threatened amidst this crisis. We have the knowledge, passion and determination to overcome this challenge, with your help.” – Letter from Mike Watson, CEO, on the impact of COVID-19 and Lewa’s response.
The Lewa team is continuing contingency planning to ensure that our anti-poaching, education, livelihoods and health programmes can still operate. Learn more about the programmes that Lewa is focusing on during the crisis:
$50 is the cost of a heavy coat for an anti-poaching ranger to wear while on night patrol. Lewa’s security teams ensure that species like the critically endangered black rhino continue to be protected across more than 10 million acres in northern Kenya.
$250 is the cost of 500 medical masks for clinic staff. Lewa-supported clinics offer medical care and health outreach so that even in remote areas, 50,000+ people can access health services.
$1,500 is the cost to cover school fees for one student for a year. Lewa’s commitment to 8,000+ students is long-term and aims to ensure that temporary setbacks from this crisis do not become permanent.