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Positive Impact

We empower crucial wilderness areas in East Africa, benefitting people and nature alike.

By making bold, and often pioneering, investments into areas that are ecologically and economically vulnerable, we aim to turn these areas into viable conservation economies, benefitting both the local communities as well as the environment.  

We acknowledge that people and nature are inseparable partners, so we work closely with communities, authorities, NGOs and industry partners to achieve the best possible long-term outcomes for all concerned. With the help of our guests, who contribute a levy of US$5 for each night that they stay with us, we’re able to make the most significant positive impact towards our goal of empowering these areas, including the communities and wildlife that call them home.

Positive Impact Report 2020-2021We are proud to share with you Asilia Africa’s new Positive Impact report, reporting on the financial year June 2020 - May 2021. We release a report every year to showcase what we’ve accomplished with our implementing partners and the support of your contributions as friends and guests of Asilia.

 

Featured Project: Usangu Wetlands

A new project aimed at supporting the vast and hugely important Usangu Wetlands region in southern Tanzania.

In 2019, Asilia launched a project to learn more about the Usangu Wetlands region of Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. The research seeks to determine how the area could be sustainably developed to promote investment for safari tourism, while also assessing needs in terms of infrastructural and conservation upgrades. The research is instrumental in learning about and monitoring this unique ecosystem and ecological trends.

The initial research findings explore the viability of tourism for Usangu, as well as familiarise Asilia with the layout of the landscape, understand the various ecozones and ecotones, learn about the biodiversity within those landscapes and habitats, and establish prospects for exciting tourism opportunities that will in turn provide funding to aid in the sustainable development and protection of the Usangu Wetlands region. 

Read more here about the Usangu Wetlands as a new frontier for Positive Impact.

Our Projects

Usangu Wetlands - Asilia Africa

Usangu Wetlands - Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa

Usangu Wetlands - Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa

The Usangu wetlands project assesses this critical area to understand how best it can be protected through ecotourism.

Twende Porini - Asilia Africa

Twende Porini - Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa

Twende Porini - Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa

Our Twende Porini programme welcomes children from local communities to experience what a safari is all about and learn about conservation and tourism. 

Twende Porini

Twende Porini

Asilia Africa

Twende Porini

Asilia Africa

Our Twende Porini programme welcomes children from local communities to experience what a safari is all about. As well as having plenty of fun as our guests, they learn about the importance of prot...

Maa Beadwork

Maa Beadwork

Kenya Wildlife Trust & Maa Trust

Maa Beadwork

Kenya Wildlife Trust & Maa Trust

Our Twende Porini programme welcomes children from local communities to experience what a safari is all about and learn about conservation and tourism. 

FGM Education

FGM Education

The Maa Trust

FGM Education

The Maa Trust

Female Genital Mutilation is a traditional practice that is prohibited yet still carried out in local communities. Together with anti-FGM ambassadors, The Maa Trust has implemented education progra...

Maa Honey

Maa Honey

The Maa Trust

Maa Honey

The Maa Trust

Maa Honey combines the conservation of African bees with the need for sustainable income generation. Beehives are owned by a group of local women who harvest and bottle the honey, which is then sol...

Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment

The Maa Trust

Youth Empowerment

The Maa Trust

Through this programme, The Maa Trust offers career guidance and scholarships to the youth in the Mara. Each child identifies their desired career, is provided with close guidance and is given the...

Mau Eburu Forest Project, Mount Kenya and Abedare Fencing Projects

Mau Eburu Forest Project, Mount Kenya and Abedare Fencing Projects

Rhino Ark

Mau Eburu Forest Project, Mount Kenya and Abedare Fencing Projects

Rhino Ark

Rhino Ark develops and implements practical solutions to the challenges affecting Kenya’s mountain forests, Mount Kenya, The Abedares and Mau/Eburu Forests. They have built a fence to protect the S...

Mara Predator Conservation Programme

Mara Predator Conservation Programme

Kenya Wildlife Trust

Mara Predator Conservation Programme

Kenya Wildlife Trust

The Mara Predator Conservation Programme’s efforts span three primary areas with robust carnivore populations in Kenya – The Greater Mara, Amboseli/Tsavo, and Laikipia/Samburu. By providing conserv...

Elephant research, Wildlife conflict mitigation

Elephant research, Wildlife conflict mitigation

Elephant research, Wildlife conflict mitigation

The Mara Elephant Project saves and protects the African elephant population in the Mara by combatting poaching operations; collaring, monitoring and researching elephants; and mitigating human-ele...

Pardamat Conservation Area (PCA)

Pardamat Conservation Area (PCA)

Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA)

Pardamat Conservation Area (PCA)

Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA)

The Wildlife Tourism College of Maasai Mara was started out of necessity to expand the current Koiyaki Guiding School. Currently, the school is being relocated to Endoinyo Erinka within the Pardama...

Lionscape Coalition

Lionscape Coalition

Wildlife Conservation Network

Lionscape Coalition

Wildlife Conservation Network

The Lionscape Coalition is a new initiative of the Lion Recovery Fund. It enables Africa’s top tourism operators to take action in the recovery of lion populations and their landscapes through the...

Ngorongoro Human-Wildlife Conflict Project

Ngorongoro Human-Wildlife Conflict Project

Ngorongoro Human-Wildlife Conflict Project

The Ngorongoro Human-Wildlife Conflict Project aims to reduce livestock predation by carnivores and the retaliatory killing of carnivores. The team researches and documents local pastoralist knowle...

Tarangire Lion Project

Tarangire Lion Project

Tarangire Lion Project

The Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem harbours one of the major lion populations remaining on the African continent. The Tarangire Lion Project collects vital information on the ecology and demography of...

Simanjiro Easement Project

Simanjiro Easement Project

Dorobo Fund

Simanjiro Easement Project

Dorobo Fund

Critical grazing areas for wildlife are quickly disappearing in Tarangire which has resulted in a severe decline in wildlife numbers and an increase in pressures on Maasai livelihoods and cultural...

Southern Tanzania Elephant Project

Southern Tanzania Elephant Project

Southern Tanzania Elephant Project

The Southern Tanzania Elephant Project is an elephant conservation programme that aims to protect elephants and enhance human-elephant coexistence. Local farm crops are often destroyed by elephants...

Serengeti Cheetah Project

Serengeti Cheetah Project

Serengeti Cheetah Project

The Serengeti Cheetah Project monitors changes in birth and survival rates of cheetahs. With approximately 210 cheetahs in the Serengeti ecosystem, this research provides invaluable insight into th...

Eastern Serengeti Livestock Encroachment Unit

Eastern Serengeti Livestock Encroachment Unit

Frankfurt Zoological Society

Eastern Serengeti Livestock Encroachment Unit

Frankfurt Zoological Society

The Eastern Serengeti Livestock Encroachment Unit aims to protect vital wilderness areas and create sustainable practices to ensure these areas are continuously monitored and cared for. The unit wo...

Chimpanzee Habituation Project

Chimpanzee Habituation Project

Honeyguide Foundation

Chimpanzee Habituation Project

Honeyguide Foundation

The unique Chimpanzee Habituation Project on Rubondo Island focuses on introducing the current group of chimpanzees to the presence of humans, as well as monitoring, conserving and protecting the c...

K9 Unit

K9 Unit

Honeyguide Foundation

K9 Unit

Honeyguide Foundation

Honeyguide’s K9 Unit is the only unit of its kind in the field of anti-poaching in Tanzania. Specially trained dogs are used to track and capture poachers in several regions across Tanzania. As a r...

Asilia Scholarship Fund

Asilia Scholarship Fund

Asilia Trust

Asilia Scholarship Fund

Asilia Trust

Every year, Asilia identifies promising students who don’t have the means to further their education and supports them with scholarships to do so. Assistance is given for courses that fall within t...

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