Mt. Kenya, which was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, plays a critical role in water catchment for the entire country. It’s the lifeblood of the Tana River, Kenya’s largest river which supplies water for power generation and major irrigation schemes. This ecosystem also presents a rich biological diversity with many animal and plant species.
Mt. Kenya borders some of the most densely populated areas of the country and co-existence of wildlife and humans brings a number of challenges. The purpose of the Mt. Kenya Electric Fence is to bring harmony between nature and the neighbouring communities so as to protect the ecosystem.
In addition to the involvement of local communities in the project, Rhino Ark is also partnering with Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, Mount Kenya Trust, Space for Giants, British Army Training Unit Kenya, and the Government of Kenya.