Stabilization through Conservation

ORMA ELDERS IN MALKAHALAKU CONSERVANCY
IMAGE CREDIT: JEROME STARKEY

By designing and implementing our Stabilization through Conservation (StabilCon) model, TsavoCon seeks to play an instrumental role in protecting and enhancing thriving ecosystems, supporting rich biodiversity and flourishing rural communities. StabilCon is an exportable stabilization model, built on natural resource security and designed to address complex contemporary conservation challenges with a holistic and grounded approach, contributing positively to national and international conservation efforts and integrated sustainable development goals.

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A local focus with international reach

LARGE MALE LION DRINKING IN TSAVO, KENYA IMAGE CREDIT: SIMON TREVOR

LARGE MALE LION DRINKING IN TSAVO, KENYA
IMAGE CREDIT: SIMON TREVOR

TsavoCon’s first StabilCon projects are being implemented in Tsavo, where we are working alongside our community neighbors, local and international partners and a range of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to establish expansive Community Conservancies. But the StabilCon model also has far reaching potential for application in other rural areas where humans and wildlife coexist, often in competition for space and resources. Ultimately, StabilCon seeks to create an environment, which is conducive to both humans and wildlife, thereby changing this coexistence from one of conflict to one of mutual benefit, while stabilizing vulnerable rural areas from the inside out and creating sustainable, nature-based economic opportunities for the long term.

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The interconnected nature of modern conservation

Community meeting in malkahalaku conservancy IMAGE CREDIT: JEROME STARKEY

Community meeting in malkahalaku conservancy
IMAGE CREDIT: JEROME STARKEY

While our main focus remains our field projects in Kenya, at TsavoCon we appreciate that without coordinated intercontinental efforts and international legislative, logistical and financial support, many conservation efforts around the world cannot succeed in the long term. The illegal trade in wildlife products spans the globe, as do the potential repercussions of this illicit trade. Today, wildlife poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking form part of a broader, hybrid threat that includes organized crime, small arms proliferation, insecurity, poverty, exploitation of the weak and vulnerable, and even terrorism. The TsavoCon team works with international decision makers to help raise more support for conservation on the ground in Kenya and to help raise awareness of the threats to regional and international security, biodiversity and stability created by the illegal wildlife trade.

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TSAVO CONSERVATION GROUP APPLAUDS SENATE POACHING BILL. TSAVO CONSERVATION GROUP WORKED ALONGSIDE THE TEAMS OF SENATOR COONS AND SENATOR FLAKE TO ASSIST IN THE DRAFTING OF THIS NEW LEGISLATION BEING BROUGHT BEFORE CONGRESS.

TSAVO CONSERVATION GROUP APPLAUDS SENATE POACHING BILL.
TSAVO CONSERVATION GROUP WORKED ALONGSIDE THE TEAMS OF SENATOR COONS AND SENATOR FLAKE TO ASSIST IN THE DRAFTING OF THIS NEW LEGISLATION BEING BROUGHT BEFORE CONGRESS.

AS THE ELEPHANT DEBATE AT THE CITES CONVENTION LOOMS, TSAVOCON'S LATEST PUBLICATION DISCUSSES THE NEXUS BETWEEN IVORY AND TERRORISM.

AS THE ELEPHANT DEBATE AT THE CITES CONVENTION LOOMS, TSAVOCON'S LATEST PUBLICATION DISCUSSES THE NEXUS BETWEEN IVORY AND TERRORISM.

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passeD legislation to boost the fight against the growing threat of wildlife poaching and trafficking.

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passeD legislation to boost the fight against the growing threat of wildlife poaching and trafficking.

TSAVO CONSERVATION GROUP CO-FOUNDER IAN SAUNDERS DISCUSSES THE POTENTIAL LINKS BETWEEN TERRORIST FUNDING AND THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE.

TSAVO CONSERVATION GROUP CO-FOUNDER IAN SAUNDERS DISCUSSES THE POTENTIAL LINKS BETWEEN TERRORIST FUNDING AND THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE.

IN JULY 2015, THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES HOSTED A CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC TO DISCUSS POACHING AND SECURITY IN AFRICA. TSAVO CONSERVATION GROUP CO-FOUNDER, IAN SAUNDERS, PRESENTED STABILIZATION THROUGH CONSERVATION (STABILCON) AS A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO INTEGRATED CONSERVATION AND SECURITY CHALLENGES.

IN JULY 2015, THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES HOSTED A CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC TO DISCUSS POACHING AND SECURITY IN AFRICA. TSAVO CONSERVATION GROUP CO-FOUNDER, IAN SAUNDERS, PRESENTED STABILIZATION THROUGH CONSERVATION (STABILCON) AS A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO INTEGRATED CONSERVATION AND SECURITY CHALLENGES.