ALLEVIATING HUMAN–WILDLIFE CONFLICT
The Anne K. Taylor Fund (AKTF) works to protect Kenya’s wildlife and to enhance the lives of the local communities who share their land. AKTF supports projects that maintain the delicate balance between conservation and community development within the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Its approach to community development and wildlife conservation involves three projects: anti-poaching and wildlife rescue patrols, community education and women’s empowerment.
In 2022, ATKF patrolled the Maasai Mara, removing more than 200 poaching snares from protected areas, rescuing 13 animals injured by poachers and helping to arrest poachers. Predator-proof bomas were installed to help local herders protect livestock and de-incentivise retaliation against lions and leopards. School infrastructure was built and repaired, while AKTF oversaw the establishment of a seedling nursery project at its schools.