LAIKIPIA - A BLUEPRINT FOR SUSTAINABLE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION?

By Alan WARD, Elizabeth LAGERCRANTZ

GUERRILLA PICTURES - as PROD

Environmental - Completed 2011

In the Laikipia region of Kenya, a unique system - outside National Parks - is preserving wildlife & providing work for its people.

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Cannes short film corner 2012
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Documentary
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, MAURITIUS
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 17 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alan WARD, Elizabeth LAGERCRANTZ
    • Synopsis
    • National Parks and Protected Areas should be the safest places for wildlife. But many parks are failing to protect their animals, and conservation is on the decline.
      In many regions a large proportion of wildlife is actually outside National Parks, so the effective conservation of animals on communal and private lands is vital to the sustainability of a country's wildlife resource base.
      In Kenya, outside the National Parks, one region has developed a unique system which is protecting wilderness & wildlife and ensuring stable or increasing animal populations. And it is creating work for its people.
      This is Laikipia.
      Here, for the last 20 years, The Laikipia Wildlife Forum has brought together local communities, private ranchers, small-scale farmers, nomadic tribes and cooperatives in a common mission - to conserve and sustain the Laikipia ecosystem by creatively managing its natural resources, and in so doing to improve the livelihood of its people. And it works .
      This short documentary examines the history, workings, and success of Laikipia, and asks a key question: Could Laikipia be a blueprint for successful, working, sustainable environments in other parts of Africa, Asia and South America - outside of National Parks - where wildlife is preserved and people prosper, side by side?
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2009
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