About Us

We promote the conservation and sustainable use of the environment and natural resources in the region of East Africa.

The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) prides itself as being the voice of conservation in East Africa region with special focus on Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We are registered as a not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya. Having been 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 organizations in East Africa. For over 60 years, we have distinguished ourselves as champions of conservation in East Africa by consistently providing much needed solutions

to some of the most diverse and complex conservation challenges in the region with great success. We have been at the forefront of protecting endangered, rare or threatened species and habitats in East Africa. We have also over decades taken the leading role in facilitating and contributing towards the formulation and implementation of policies and laws on natural resource management with the view of safeguarding ecosystems and the biodiversity therein for the socio-economic wellbeing of people living in East Africa.

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We envisage a world in which nature and people co-exist for mutual benefit. An East Africa where all people enjoy the full diversity, beauty and richness of nature.

Our Values

As the voice of environmental conservation in East Africa, we promote the conservation and sustainable use of the environment and natural resources in the region through advocacy and by engaging governments and non-state actors to participate in our initiatives.

Our Approach

We Influence Public Policy

Through advocacy, we take the lead role in influencing legislators and other relevant stakeholders in reviewing, formulating, passing and implementing environmental laws and associated policies for better management of nature and sustainable use of natural resources using evidence-based research.

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We Inspire Change

We inspire behavioral change and responsiveness of non-state actors including the general public, the private sector (organizations, corporates and institutions) towards responsible use of the environment and together we jointly address environmental issues to bring about genuine change in our environment.

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We Implement Projects

We implement environmental projects that aim to improve ecosystems and promote their sustenance and support livelihoods of surrounding communities who in turn ensure the protection of natural resources and natural habitats. We believe that local communities living in wildlife areas are the stewards of community conservation.

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We Work Through Partnerships

To address issues pertaining to biodiversity loss and degradation and to champion the cause of conservation, requires joint efforts with various stakeholders to meet our objectives. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that we responsibly take care of our planet for future posterity. We work closely with various partners who share our vision and are interested in supporting our work.

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We Engage Members

Our Members form the most valuable support base for East African Wild Life Society as they give strength to our work in advocacy and amplify our voice of conservation.

By becoming a member of the East African Wild Life Society, your contributions go a long way in supporting all our conservation advocacy work in which we safeguard…

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We pride ourself as in the East Africa region.