Improving conservation to ensure healthy, sustainable communities


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We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

The Kesho Trust supports communities to develop a greater awareness of the value of protecting the environment while finding innovative ways to improve sustainable livelihoods.

We believe in empowerment through partnerships and we work with local community partners.

Our work is guided by these important values:

  • small scale;
  • partnership; community based;
  • facilitation;
  • exchange of experiences;
  • and, inclusion.


A world where healthy, strong communities live in harmony with their environment and are instrumental in ensuring that the protected areas and conservation lands they live alongside are thriving and achieving the objectives for which they were established.


To facilitate and support community led activities that foster positive relationships between local communities and the conservation of their protected areas. We work with community organizations and individuals to facilitate and enhance their capacity to achieve long term sustainability of community based conservation and development initiatives.  Activities include direct conservation measures, sustainable community livelihood initiatives and environmental awareness and education.

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IKG Project Tour 2022 Report

An illustrated report on the IKG project tour last year was prepared by Erik Val who participated in the tour and stayed on in Elerai to continue his work traditional knowledge mapping work with the support of the community researchers. The report provides excellent...

A Message of Hope from One Indigenous Community to Another

When a group of Indigenous community members of the Carcross / Tagish First Nation from Yukon, Canada visited the Maasai of Ngorongoro and Elerai in Tanzania, everyone learned that their cultures are strikingly similar in the concepts, beliefs, and practices that...

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