Bush meat is a term used to describe meat taken from the wild. Historically, hunter-gatherer communities used bush meat as a source of protein in a sustainable way. Today however, bush meat poaching has evolved from a low subsistence activity to a huge commercial trade supplying urban and even international markets. Illegal poaching for bush meat has contributed significantly to wildlife loss and poses a great threat to species conservation.
Snares are indiscriminate, strategically positioned across animal tracks to capture, maim and kill wildlife, for this reason Soysambu Conservancy in collaboration with BORNFREE FOUNDATION team and Greensteds International School set aside a week to carry out De-snaring, Education and awareness activities as from 2nd may and ended on 6th, the work was well done as a total of seventeen snares was collected over the period.
Thanks team for you ensured the safety of our animals in the wild, keep it up.
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Briefing before De-Snaring.

Soysambu and BORNFREE Team.

Soysambu and BORNFREE Team.

De-snaring Team
De-snaring Team


The day was well spend by making Kenya Green through a tree planting exercise organized by Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in collaboration with Soysambu Conservancy, Echariria primary, Kiboko Primary and Kasambara youths. One thousand trees were planted within Serena Camp at the shores of Lake Elmenteita as part of Agha khan Trust Fund activities.
Thanks team for being part of us during this day as we celebrate and appreciate Nature for what it is to us. Don’t be weary in conserving our Environment.
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Tree planting on progress.

Team at work.

The CEO Soysambu Conservancy,Serena Naturalist and Echariria primary Teacher planting their tree.


This is an activity carried out every year in the third month, it is organized by Soysambu Conservancy in collaboration with the surrounding schools and wildlife stakeholder. This day 17th of March, it has been done by representatives of Soysambu Conservancy, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, Build Africa Kenya, four schools; Greensteds International, Kasambara Primary, Echariria primary and Kiboko primary. The participants were One Hundred and Forty Two (142).
The day was great with lots of fun and at the end of the day, Nairobi –Nakuru highway the area between St. Mary’s Hospital and Shiners Boys was clean.
Friends, lets reach out and talk of the goodness of a clean Environment to both humans, domestic and Wild animals .
Join us! Make Kenya Clean and Green.
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Community Education and Awareness Department.

The group at their starting point.

The group at their starting point

Team after the Exercise.

Team after cleanup ready for a talk.




Over the years Soysambu conservancy has played a great role in wildlife conservation,the conservation of animals have remained successful as a result of the commitment in habitat conservation. The conservancy is a home to more than 200species of residents birds and the over100 migrants and palaearctic birds and a home to some threatened birds species such as great white pelican(global restricted range)grey crested helmet shrike(globally threatened). The secretary birds are among the largest species of birds that have gotten refuge in the conservancy after anthropogenic activities encroached their former habitats. On 28th February 2012 ‘spike’,a young secretary bird was saved by national geographic television team and soysambu conservancy from other birds that intended to kill her after her mother died. Lets all conserve the habitats so thats the wildlife can find a refuge.


The January 2012 Water bird count for the Lake Elmenteita was carried out on the 21st as from 6: 00 am.The turn up for the volunteers was good over two hundred Volunteers Participated and fourteen groups were formed.Each group was assigned a portion of the Lake, and everything was fine. The wetland bird species for the lake was diverse with a great reduction in the flamingo numbers. The other observation was that the water level for the lake was very high.
The activity is usually organized by the Ornithology Section, Zoology Department, National Museums of Kenya in Collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service, and other Natural Resource Organizations.

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The White-Necked Cormorant on the Island

The White-Necked Cormorant on the Island

Cormorant drying the wings with the Grey-Headed Gull

Cormorant drying the wings with the Grey-Headed Gulls.