A community in Kenya called the Samburu warriors has successfully regenerated a wildlife reserve using their Indigenous practices. The Mathews Range area struggled to sustain an ecosystem when their keystone species, elephants and rhinos, were wiped from the area due to poaching. Resources in the area became scarce and the Samburu population grappled with extreme poverty as a result. The Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy created a wildlife reserve in the Mathews Range that is managed by the Samburu warriors, who protect the species and generate income through ecotourism like safaris. The reserve is now thriving with various animals and plants and the Samburus have developed into an established population with access to employment, health care, education, and more.
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