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Our History

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 15 elected Trustees drawn from its administrative zones – Kasigau, Central, Taita hills, Tsavo West and Taveta.

Our Philosophy


A well managed Tsavo Ecosystem providing benefits sustainably to the local community in Taita Taveta County.


To conserve the Natural Resources through sustainable utilization for wealth creation to improve the standard of living in Taita Taveta County.


I. To provide a platform for its members to participate meaningfully in matters related to conservation and management outside protected areas in Taita Taveta County.

II. To promote natural resource conservation outside protected areas for the benefit of the community through sound nature-based enterprises.

III. To sensitize the community on issues relating natural resource conservation and utilization.

IV. To lobby and advocate for favourable local and national policy and legislation governing natural resource management and utilization.