Ololasurai Conservancy

Ololasurai Conservancy

Wildlife Conservation

& Ecosystem Preservation

Enkopiro is managing Ololasurai Conservancy, which plays a vital role in protecting the Ololasurai Valley ecosystem and its diverse wildlife. The Conservancy is part of the Greater Maasai Mara ecosystem, less than 15kms from Sekenani Gate, bordering Isaaten Conservancy, Ripoi Conservancy (former Olarro South Conservancy) and Siana Conservancy.

By safeguarding this unique environment, the conservancy contributes to numerous ecological, conservation, and socio-economic benefits.

Here are some key points to highlight the importance of Ololasurai Conservancy:

Biodiversity conservation

The Ololasurai Valley is home to a rich array of plant and animal species, including several endangered and endemic species. The conservancy helps maintain a healthy ecosystem by protecting habitats, ensuring the survival of various flora and fauna, and preserving biodiversity.

Wildlife protection

Ololasurai Conservancy plays a crucial role in safeguarding the wildlife within the area. It provides a safe haven for iconic African animals such as elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras, elands, impalas, spotted and stripped hyenas and numerous bird species. The conservation efforts help prevent poaching, habitat destruction, and human-wildlife conflicts.

Habitat preservation

The conservancy ensures the preservation of natural habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, and river ecosystems. These habitats provide critical resources such as food, water, and shelter for wildlife, and also contribute to the overall health and balance of the ecosystem.

Ecological balance

Protecting the Ololasurai Valley ecosystem helps maintain ecological balance. By conserving the natural interactions between plants, animals, and their environment, the conservancy supports essential ecological processes like pollination, seed dispersal, nutrient cycling, and natural predator-prey relationships.

Community engagement
and livelihoods

Ololasurai Conservancy often involves local communities in its conservation efforts. This engagement provides employment opportunities, promotes sustainable tourism, and helps improve local livelihoods. It also encourages the participation of communities in conservation decision-making and fosters a sense of stewardship towards the environment.

Cultural preservation

The conservancy may also contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage associated with the Ololasurai Valley. Indigenous communities and their traditional practices, beliefs, and knowledge related to the ecosystem are valued and respected, ensuring the cultural sustainability of the area.

Climate Change Actions

Protecting wildlife areas is an integral part of comprehensive climate change strategies. It not only contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also helps build ecological resilience, maintans critical ecosystem services and supports the well-being of both wildlife and human communities.