The Challenges

Biodiversity depletion and poverty of people are among the world´s greatest problems today. Climate change and a rapidly growing world population put severe strain on world resources ad ecosystem services. Land use trends affect natural resources, cultural environments and social development.

The Maasai Mara ecosystem in south-western Kenya experiences all these challenges and faces great change in the coming decades.

Challenges identified in dialogue with local stakeholders

Through a close dialogue with a broad group of stakeholders at a Summit at Maasai Mara University in April 2015, we have identified and described a number of connected challenges: 

1. climate change and land use challenges

2. ecosystem challenges

3. political and economic challenges

4. human and cultural challenges including health issues