MARA NABOISHO CONSERVANCY – PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ECOTOURISM
We are delighted to announce that Mara Naboisho Conservancy received the Global Human Settlements Awards on Planning and Design for its outstanding demonstration in promoting sustainable cities and human settlements, as well as for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Award selection committee recognized Naboisho Conservancy as a very successful community partnership which creates wealth for local people, conserves and safeguards the environment and protects wildlife habitats. Additionally, the selection committee considers Mara Naboisho Conservancy an excellent model for promoting sustainable ecotourism.
Naboisho Conservancy, a 50,000 acre pristine wildlife territory, provides a steady source of income to about 600 local Maasai families indirectly benefitting about 10,000 local people. Naboisho’s efforts in sustainability have enabled it provide a safe haven for wildlife.
Game drive in Mara Naboisho Conservancy
The Global Human Settlements Awards ceremony, which is part of the Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA), took place in September 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a highlight of the 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019).
SCAHSA is a worldwide prize annually awarded by the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS). It focuses on promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development especially SDG 11- Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlement, recognizing the winners and commending their prominent progress and valuable experience for becoming more sustainable.
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