Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund meeting held on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch
By Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme
Twenty-two people met at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch during 21-25 July 2015 for a mid-term review of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s (CEPF) investment in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot. A ‘CEPF Board Meeting’ and a ‘CEPF Regional Implementation Team Meeting’ were also held.
In order to provide the members of CEPF with more information about Laikipia County and its conservation values, activities, and needs, the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme organized a round table titled, ‘Laikipia County: Conservation and Research’.
The following presentations were made:
- Chris Thouless – Biodiversity and conservation in the Laikipia area
- Truman Young – Conflict and coexistence between livestock and biodiversity: Results of recent research in Laikipia
- Peter Hetz – Role of research and citizen science in a conservation membership organization – the Laikipia Wildlife Forum 2015 and beyond
- Kuki Gallmann – Ol Ari Nyiro Important Bird Area and Key Biodiversity Area
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