Ol Ari Nyiro is situated along the eastern Kenyan edge of the Great Rift Valley across the Tugen Hills, where Orrorin Tugenensis- Millennium man- was found in 2000.
The Laikipia Nature Conservancy, Ol Ari Nyiro, is a favoured breeding ground for elephants who migrate from other parts of the country to give birth here.
The Security of the conservancy is dependent on creating a delicate balance between community education and involvement, and a response force that can both anticipate and react to threats.
Due to its unique topography which spans from 2000ft ASL to 6500 ft ASL, Ol Ari Nyiro encompasses several different habitats and eco-systems and is refuge to a wide variety of plant and animal species.
Kenya’s indigenous forests have been depleted at an unprecedented rate over the past few decades to make poor quality charcoal and make way for inefficient agricultural land use.
LNC's dedication to the protection of the flora and fauna of the conservancy for the last 40 years has put it in a unique position to be able to undertake a REDD+ project.