“This is the best model of community conservation I have seen anywhere in the world.”
~ Professor Stuart Pimm, Winner of the Tyler Environmental Prize and Global Biodiversity Expert ~
APW is hard at work making a difference in the lives of people and wildlife in the magnificent Maasai Steppe. Notable achievements as of January 2013 include:
- 220 Living walls impacting over 4000 community members and protecting more than 50,000 cattle, goats and sheep nightly; protecting livestock, saving lions.
- Maasai Steppe Conservation Education Program reaches more than 1000 rural schoolchildren annually since 2008, the largest program of its kind across the Steppe.
- Sixteen, six-year scholarships to secondary school awarded to rural schoolchildren in the Maasai Steppe.
- Introduction of natural resource action planning to the Maasai Steppe in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, helping communities take a major step towards long-term sustainable management of their environment.
- Training of 52 village members and game scouts at a nationally accredited school for natural resource management.
- Establishment of the only rural center in northern Tanzania that acts as a conservation resource for rural communities, conservation organizations and government authorities.