EAGLE VIEW BECOMES A FELLOW MEMBER OF THE LONG RUN
Basecamp’s conservation journey is intended to be part of a much bigger journey, a life-long obligation to conservation. As such we are pleased to share that Eagle View is now a Fellow Member of The Long Run. We will collaborate with TLR on the 4C’s – Conservation, Community, Commerce and Culture that focuses on Kenya itinerary, sharing our skills and experience in conservation and tourism, whilst promoting and supporting the Members.
Threats and damages to the ecosystem (wildlife and vegetation) due to fencing, overgrazing, and increased farming in Masai Mara had become rampant over the years. To prevent landowners from selling their land – their lifeblood – to outsiders, Basecamp tried to find a sustainable and financially viable alternative that would allow the Maasai to retain their land. The solution became the establishment of a community-owned nature conservancy, which would be leased by tourism operators, yet owned by the Maasai.
The establishment of Mara Naboisho a community-owned nature conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve would help protect an area vital for the survival of the entire Mara ecosystem. That means that by staying at Eagle View, guests make a direct contribution to the conservation of over 50,000 acres of the private pristine wildlife area. The conservancy is famous for its abundant wildlife including being home to the highest number of lions in Africa.
By signing The Long Run Charter we have demonstrated our sole commitment to sustainable development. As members of The Long Run, we have a responsibility to safeguard cultural heritage and strengthen intercultural relationships by promoting respect and awareness in the spaces we work in. The Long Run Conservation journey will showcase the latest exciting and innovative conservation projects driven by Basecamp in Masai Mara.
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