Kenya’s other carnivores: harnessing biodiversity data for effective development of national conservation strategies


Banded mongoose, Masai Mara, Kenya. Photo by Sumeet Moghe via Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 3.0

This project will mobilize existing biodiversity data for 31 species of Kenya’s small carnivores to develop a national strategy for their conservation. Project partners will work together under the newly created Small Carnivore Conservation Task Force to collate, digitize and publish existing records from museum vouchers, literature and observations.

Based on available data, the project will map the distribution of each of the species and assist policy makers to prioritize conservation schemes.