Stories

It was World Giraffe Day on June 21st and SORALO reminisces the attributes of a community that patiently keeps practicing promising ethos. The Maasai are possibly the traditionally indigenous community in the world that still coexist with wildlife. Despite the world becoming very chaotic, with political voices shouting for exclusion of wildlife, the Maasai community
We are in the second year of the Covid pandemic as World Environment Day is happening. For the past one year, a lot of influence on our choices and the way we relate with the environment has been made and we have also had a chance to reflect on the adverse effect of the pandemic
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum 1968 More than 40 years later, Baba Dioum’s words continue to resonate throughout the conservation world. Borrowing from Baba’s words, it’s safe to say the Maasai communities

Return of the Graceful Elephants

The return of significant numbers of elephants to the Shompole and Olkiramatian community lands speaks to the success of the community-based conservation efforts ongoing in this area. This story is best told in the words of Albert Kuseyo, a community member, leader and former elephant research assistant: ‘When I was growing up in this area

Nurturing Young Conservation Leaders

The unique landscapes of the South Rift, and the continued coexistence of people and wildlife, are largely based on the traditions and customs of the area’s resident Maasai communities. A core part of SORALO’s strategy is a recognition that for the continued protection of these landscapes and local tolerance of wildlife, the community values that
Sometimes your own story is best told by someone else. Someone from the outside looking in. We were very privileged to have one such person, journalist Michael Parks, visit the South Rift landscape, its people and our projects and write up his experiences for a featured article in the online news provider Mongabay. Here is
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