Impact On Africa

Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) grew out of the dedication and perseverance of Ian Craig, who, along with his brother Will, converted their ranch at Lewa Downs into the Lewa Conservancy in the 1990s. NRT’s mission is simply stated: To develop resilient community conservancies that transform lives, secure peace, and conserve natural resources. Today, the […]

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of conservation organizations in the world, many of which work in Africa. In my opinion, few of them come close to the effectiveness and importance of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project – also known as the Gorilla Doctors. Working in the three countries where mountain gorillas are found – […]

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Tom on August 5th, 2014

Wildlife conservation scientists have developed a method of using spatial planning software to increase the effectiveness of security patrols in the greater Virungas landscape – the home of the mountain gorillas. Their initial analysis showed that only 22% of the area was being effectively patrolled. With scarce resources for enforcement of wildlife laws, this novel […]

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Tom on July 29th, 2014

ImpactOnAfrica is the umbrella under which we focus donations and other resources for the benefit of the communities in the countries that provide us with our livelihood. Even though all of the countries we travel in have their unique qualities, my heart always turns toward Kenya. While the wildlife and its diverse habitats are the […]

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Tom on June 28th, 2014

We’ve just learned of the passing of one of Africa’s most forward thinking conservationists – Delia Craig. Along with her husband, David, and her sons, Ian and Will, Delia converted their family ranch – then known as Lewa Downs – into today’s Lewa Conservancy. It started with the creation of the Ngare Sergoi sanctuary for […]

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One of the more troubling developments in East African wildlife conservation has been the threat of oil exploration within the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Virunga National Park – one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Permission to conduct seismic testing within the park’s boundaries had been granted to the British oil company, Soco, by […]

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