HELPING SAVE THE PLANET
HELPING SAVE THE PLANET
Northern Rangelands TrustThe Northern Rangelands Trust is committed to the maintenance of traditional wildlife migration routes (avoiding isolation of wildlife populations and the inherent problems associated with management of insular populations), and the philosophy that conservation must fully incorporate and rely on the efforts of local communities. Zoological institutions in both the US and Europe have been instrumental in catalysing endangered species conservation in northern Kenya through their committed and on-going support.
Northern Rangelands Trust
Sarara Conservancy, Kenya
Sarara Conservancy, Kenya
Uncharted Client TERRY BREWER and famous Conservationist IAN CRAIG team up to help save Africa's most endangered habitat. Africa has a unique way of bringing together different personalities from very different worlds who share a common vision.
Terry is known as the Lone Star King…of restaurants that is, having created with his partners one of the most successful restaurant chains of all time, focusing on good food, excellent service and a commitment to his employees, his career has been an exceptional one and one that has afforded him the opportunity to become immersed in the conservation issues dear to his heart. A few years back Terry was introduced to Chip and Sandy through an old mutual friend, their shared vision for conservation in Africa led them to taking a trip together to Kenya to visit the projects that TUSK was involved in. Along the way Terry was able to see the needs and issues that and the solutions that were needed.
I would say that 'I am intrigued and sympathetic with the plight of the remaining animals in Africa and believe that it is important to try to save them as best we can. So many are absolutely magnificent and unique and have only mankind to preserve them as ironically it is mankind that is rapidly destroying them. The NRT model that Ian Craig has created is being copied throughout the continent and serves as one of the last hopes for their survival. There exists urgency for action and Ian is at the forefront leading the charge. With my full encouragement and funds as I can afford my hat is off to him.'
Terry describes his passion with Africa as follows “'I am intrigued and sympathetic with the plight of the remaining animals in Africa and believe that it is important to try to save them as best we can. So many are absolutely magnificent and unique and have only mankind to preserve them as ironically it is mankind that is rapidly destroying them. The NRT model that Ian Craig has created is being copied throughout the continent and serves as one of the last hopes for their survival. There exists urgency for action and Ian is at the forefront of leading the charge. With my full encouragement and funds as I can afford my hat is off to him.”
Terry travelled extensively to Africa over the years and has a very real commitment to African conservation and on one of his many Safaris to Africa he entered into the world of the venerable Ian Craig arguably one of the greatest conservationists in Africa. Ian has spent most of his life in northern Kenya,, founder of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) and chief architect of the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), Ian’s core beliefs are based on a community-based land management model and wildlife conservation activities that help stabilize communities in northern Kenya, address security challenges, and provide a basis for sustainable rural development.
Ian is quiet with a boyish irreverence born and raised in Kenya to a ranching family, and Terry who was born and raised in Oklahoma is at once dry and witty. This is a remarkable story about how the lives of these two men have become inextricably entwined in the world of Conservation on so many different levels. Not only is Terry someone who is making a huge difference on the front lines and on the ground through his involvement with The Nature Conservancy and The Northern Rangelands Trust. Ian on the other hand is on the forefront of African conservation, armed and in hot pursuit of some of the deadliest poachers in East Africa and he is known to fly with rescued baby rhinos in his cockpit. Terry and Ian’s mutual passion for saving rare and endangered species has seen the two of them roaming all over Kenya, always an adventure and always a great story to be told.
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