NORTHERN RANGELANDS TRUST
The Northern Rangelands Trust is a community led, non-governmental organization in northern Kenya who’s mission is to develop resilient community conservancies, which transform people’s lives, secure peace, and conserve natural resources. NRT is made up of 43 member conservancies across 63,000 square kilometers of northern and coastal Kenya. NRT is supporting and empowering communities to develop locally-led governance structures, run peace and security programs, take the lead in natural resource management, and manage sustainable businesses linked to conservation.
March to the Top provides funding specifically dedicated to the security of the people, land, and animals within NRT. Our funding ensures that NRT’s dedicated peace teams can continue strengthening community ties and encouraging non-violent conflict resolution, while supporting conservancy rangers in anti-poaching operations and wildlife monitoring.
WHY IT MATTERS
Ethnic conflict, poaching, stock theft and road banditry have hindered development and disrupted lives in northern Kenya for decades. Poaching and the illegal trade of ivory are at their highest levels in 20 years, while drought and resource conflicts have lead to increased violence. Without support for NRT’s security peace teams and rangers, lives and resources will continue to be at risk.
“Resilient community conservancies. Transforming lives. Securing peace. Conserving natural resources.”
– Northern Rangelands Trust