• Bringing our heads together for a common goal: protecting our wildlife.
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Our History



a unified voice where people, nature and economy thrive sustainably.



restore and conserve ecosystems, for peaceful co-existence and livelihoods flourishing by supporting, coordinating and facilitating partnerships for effective coordination and implementation of various conservation programs, initiatives and interventions in Kenya, the region and globally.



a leading unifying voice for the members and key stakeholders in the conservation of the environment and natural resources.


Core Values

  • + Embracing diversity through focused and effective collaboration (Teamwork).
  • + partnership and engagement (Diversity).
  • + Upholding integrity, transparency and accountability (Ethics and good governance).
  • + Pursue innovative, creative initiatives and interventions (sustainability).
  • + Recognition of professionalism and technical expertise among the members (respect for others)


Conservation Alliance's idea was timely and appropriate amid a myriad of conservation challenges after the enactment of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013. The primary challenges were government-led infrastructure development projects (Standard Guage Railway and road expansion), rising global demand for ivory and rhino horn, lack of law enforcement, and escalating Human-Wildlife Conflict. Conservation at a national and g scale was at crossroads. Conservation NGOs were then working disjoint and in an uncoordinated manner, necessitating conversation between government and conservation NGOs, These dialogues started around 2013 triggered by the urgency to develop collaborative frameworks to address the myriad threats to conservation. 


On 27 November 2014, Prof Judi Wakhungu, then Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, convened a meeting for the private sector, NGOs, and government to deliberate on a structured engagement between government and government non-state actors. Although non-state actors complement government efforts outside protected areas, a multiplicity of processes and frameworks designed to facilitate conservation, and coordination amongst non-state actors were limited or lacking. Therefore, to ensure effective coordination, transparency, and accountability, the meeting set up an interim committee to deliberate on this matter. The interim committee organized the first conference of Conservation NGOs - Together for Kenya’s Wildlife held at Enashipai Hotel from 26 to 28 January 2015 in Naivasha. 


One hundred and three participants from civil society, the government - Prof Judi Wakhungu, Director-General General, Kenya Wildlife Service, Dr Manu Chandaria the Founding Chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA); and Ambassadors/High Commissioners - Christian Turner, the British High Commissioner to Kenya; Robert Frank Godec, US Ambassador to Kenya; Ms. Juniper Neill, Kenya-Director, Environment and Natural Resource Management Office, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Mr. Michel van Winden, the Deputy Permanent Representative, the Netherlands Embassy in Kenya; Ms. Farrah Musani, the first Secretary of political affairs, The Canadian High Commission (CHC); Mr. Mark Patry, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa; Mr. Javier Montano, the Drug Control and Crime Prevention Officer, United Nations Office; Ms. Bianca Notarbatolo, Illegal Wildlife Trade expert, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) among others. 


The conference resolution was to set an umbrella body for conservation NGOs to ensure effective collaboration and partnership with the government and development partners. The Interim committee submitted the registration document to the registrar of companies. As the process for registration was ongoing, the Conservation Alliance of Kenya (CAK) launch was held on 12 April 2016. CAK received a formal registration document as a limited liability company registered and incorporated under the Companies Act, in Kenya on 22 December 2016. The membership comprises International NGOs, National NGOs, and CBOs with thirty registered organizations. 



We are uniquely positioned as the only entity representing various conservation organizations to provide our members with a common platform to communicate, exchange and share their expertise and experiences on the conservation of the environment and natural resources at county, national, regional and global levels.

As a membership organization, we:-

  • + Committed to coordinating and strengthening the capacity of members through cross-learning opportunities, innovation, and knowledge sharing.
  • + Shall enhance effective partnerships and collaboration with county and national government towards good governance and strike a balance between development and conservation.
  • + Commit to providing solutions to threats and challenges affecting the conservation of the environment and natural resources such as laws and policies on ecosystem-based approach - connectivity and benefit-sharing.



Ultimately, we envision a future where people, nature, and the economy are thriving.

Pathway to Success: We believe that empowering our members and other stakeholders to adequately address various conservation issues in a cohesive and coordinated manner will result in improved conservation action within the country. We believe that the pathway to success is through advocating for favorable policy and legislation; promoting strategic partnerships and collaboration; building the capacity of members and facilitating knowledge management and information sharing.

To achieve this, CAK will need to strengthen its capacity to effectively support members as well improving its financial stability. Based on this premise CAK derives its theory of change as summarized below:

IF Conservation organizations in Kenya have a unified voice through a robust alliance,

THAT Commits to being the voice for conservation in Kenya by advocating for favorable policy and legislation; promoting strategic partnerships and collaboration through its convening power; building capacity on conservation capacity and establishing itself as a repository of knowledge for conservation in Kenya

THEN Conservation action within the country will be enhanced due to increased capacity, access to knowledge and collaborative action.

THUS Contributes to the ultimate vision of thriving people, nature, and the economy.


Over the next five years we will focus on the following goals:

 + Strategic Advocacy and lobbying for favorable legislation addressing
 + Promote partnership, collaboration and stakeholder engagement for improved conservation action.
 + Build the capacity of members and other key stakeholders to improve conservation outcomes.
 + Promote knowledge creation and information sharing.
 + Establish CAK as a strong and sustainable organization

About CAK

Conservation Alliance of Kenya (CAK) is a limited liability membership registered and incorporated under the Companies Act, in Kenya on 22 December 2016. Membership is composed of International NGOs, National NGOs and CBOs with fifty-five members. CAK acts as a catalyst and ....  [ Read More ]

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Africa Conservation Centre
Hekima Road, Karen
P.O Box 2988-00502

+254 (0) 20 2000290
+254 716 842 277



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