A conservancy in Laikipia County has won a global award for outstanding achievement in environment conservation.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy was awarded World Judges award during the World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Awards which took place on 13th, November 2019 in London.
The Awards recognizes organizations that focus on improving the environment around them by reducing their negative footprint and permanently establishing Eco- friendly and effective solutions.
Through the endorsement, the World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Awards are intended to create awareness and understanding while inspiring other players to take greater responsibility.
According to a press statement from the conservancy’s communication office sent to KNA Nanyuki office, in 2016, Ol Pejeta was awarded Gold for wildlife conservation during the Africa Responsible Tourism Awards.
“Ol Pejeta Conservancy uses an innovative and practical approach to solve conservation and community development challenges while incorporating a diverse land use model to ensure maximum productivity without compromising on environmental impact,” the statement read.
There is a sanctuary in the Conservancy for wildlife and endangered species including the only remaining two white rhinos, 133 black rhinos and 36 rescued chimpanzees
At the same time, the organization through corporate responsibility supports neighborhood communities in areas of health, education, resource management, employment and entrepreneurship among others.
The Conservancy Chief Executive Officer, Richard Vigne who was in London to receive the award termed it a win for Kenya.
“We are so pleased to have received this prestigious award on behalf of Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Kenya,” Vigne noted.
The CEO said Kenya had become a world leader in the field of environment conservation.
By Margaret Kirera