Taita Taveta WIldlife Forum

Taita/Taveta Wildlife Forum (TTWF) came into being in 2000 when the local landowners realized the need to join hands in order to address the rampant Human-Wildlife conflict in the region, environmental destruction and the quest for benefit-sharing from Tsavo National Park.

It is a Community Based Organization operating in the Tsavo ecosystem and a membership organization. It was incorporated as a Trust under the Perpetual Succession Act Cap 264 of the Laws of Kenya in March 2003. It is governed by 9 elected Trustees drawn from its administrative zones – Voi, Wundanyi, Mwatate and Taveta.

Sustainable livelihood

This program involves the following:

1. Facilitation of Partnerships Between Investors and Ranches

2. Promotion of alternative income generating activities

3. Promotion of Community-Based Tourism in Taita district. In 2007, we developed a tourism plan for Tsavo and Amboseli ecosystems together with the African Wildlife Foundation. Completed in 2007. Its activities include:

(a) Tsavo Amboseli Tourism Area Plan.
(b) Partnership with Mlilo Community Tours and Safaris Co. Ltd  ( www.mliloecotravel.com ) to handle marketing and booking of clients etc.

    4. Promotion of alloe vera and bio-fuel farming.

    5. Butterfly farming, bee-keeping, silkworm rearing, curio promotion etc.

    6. Fish farming