Welcome To East
African Wild Life Society
The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) prides itself on being the voice of conservation in the East African region with a special focus on Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. We are registered in Kenya as a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation. Established in 1956 through a merger of the Kenyan and Tanzanian wildlife societies and wildlife enthusiasts from Uganda, we are one of the pioneer membership-based, public benefit conservation organisations in East Africa.
Become a Member
Supporting East African Wild Life Society signifies your dedication to conservation and the wise use of the environment in East Africa.
Strategic Issues for Advocacy
Wildlife sector in East Africa supports the livelihoods of millions of rural households and significantly contributes to the region's economy through Tourism.
Forests contribute an average of 3% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the region, excluding ecosystems services and informally-traded non-timber products it renders.
These critical ecosystems cover an estimated 18 million Ha across East Africa. They are however severely threatened by encroachment and agriculture along riparian land.
The East African coast is rapidly deteriorating its marine environment through plastic pollution, threatening the survival of aquatic wildlife and marine ecosystems.
Our work involves Advocacy and policy development for better conservation and sustainable management of wildlife, forests, wetlands and marine ecosystems.
SWARA Magazine is an important tool we use for sharing information and creating awareness about conservation matters in the wider region of Eastern Africa.
What We Are Working on Right Now
Support Rangers Putting out Wildfires in Kirisia Forest
Kirisia Community Forest Association (CFA) scouts are combing the forest day and night to keep surveillance for the rampant forest fire incidents.
Support the Forest Rehabilitation Programme
The Forest Rehabilitation Programme aims at raising funds for the restoration of at least 600 hectares (equivalent to planting at least 600,000 trees) of the country’s key water towers between the year 2021 and 2030
Lake Ol Bolossat Project
Involved in drawing a Draft Management Plan for Lake Ol Bolossat with the County Government of Nyandarua.
News & Updates
Baffling Decision to Have Coca-Cola as UN Climate Conference Sponsor
NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Swara) – The government of Egypt has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Coca-Cola, introducing the company as a sponsor for…
Uganda’s Environment Watchdog Says Sugar Firm Damaged Forest, Orders Restoration
NAIROBI, Oct 7 (Swara) – Uganda’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has found that a private company allowed…
Countries Commit to Strengthen Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds
Nairobi, Oct 4 (Swara) – The Eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP8) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)…
Monsoon, the Elephant Matriarch of Kenya’s North Dies
Nairobi, Sept 29 (Swara) – A wild African female elephant who survived being shot by poachers five times and delighted scientists by giving birth again nine years later…