Mission: Preserve the Kimana Wildlife Corridor with help from the world’s smallest superheroes. 🐝🐝
Straddling southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, Big Life Foundation works to protect over 1.6 million acres in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem. The Kimana wildlife corridor runs through the heart of this ecosystem. It is a critical wildlife dispersal area, and the only remaining corridor for wildlife to access the wider ecosystem to the east.
The greatest threat to the Kimana wildlife corridor is a vanishing landscape – habitat loss. And that’s why Saving the Wild and Comvita have joined forces with Big Life Foundation to support the next generation of conservationists; the future guardians of this iconic landscape. Working in harmony with nature, 200 beehives are being rolled out across the Kimana corridor, and all income from the sale of the honey will go into an education scholarship fund, with 70% directed at girls. The growing importance of education in Maasai communities is quickly outpacing parents’ financial resources to fund it. The beneficial ripple effect of one education is long lasting, and can benefit an entire community. Adding to this, Maasai have large networks of social reliance, where income can support up to 20 dependents.