Marianne Nord: Photographer based in Oslo, Norway.
Nora Nord: Student and photographer based in Boston/London.,
The First Maasai Conservancy in the Maasai Mara
“ Nashulai is the first ever community-owned and directed wildlife conservancy. It is a unique achievement that promises to inspire a positive change in the entire East Africa region.”
~ John Mbaria, Conservation Journalist
“Nashulai is the missing link in the puzzle… the most critical connecting corridor for elephants, lions and other migrating Mara Serengeti wildlife.”
~ Dickson Kaelo, CEO, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association
“In our language “Nashulai” is a special word. It means a place of harmony where community and wildlife live in balance and mutual benefit. Where the spirit of the people and the spirt of nature and wildlife come together into a common song. It is a very special place.”
“This is the land of my boyhood. The land of my people. And the land of my children. It’s a critical place in the whole Mara Serengeti ecosystem. And it was about to be lost forever. Our community rose up to save this place and become its stewards for the generations to come. Do you think we don’t know how to do that? This is the land where the bones of our ancestors are buried.”
~ Nelson Ole Reiyia, cofounder of Nashulai
“I was lucky to have a father who believed in education and the capacity and dignity of the girl child and all women. This has been my life’s work. Children need education and equality to thrive. It is a guiding principle for Nashulai. And the way our community has rallied on behalf of our beloved children is nothing short of amazing.”
~ Margaret Koshal Reiyia, Nashulai Director, Family, Gender and Education
“Wildlife has been in free-fall across most of Africa. Only local people can reverse the downward spiral.”
~ Journal of Applied Ecology (2016)
Something really remarkable is happening here. The animals are voting with their feet. There’s been a remarkable return of wildlife to Nashulai. Elephants, lions, wildebeests, and many others…
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