The Wildlife Foundation and FoNNaP invite you for the inaugural Bicycles for Wildlife Cycle & Walk in the Wild Challenge and Family Fun Day on Sunday 9th November 2014 at Empakasi Primary School in Kitengela starting from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A fun and challenging charitable event supporting conservation, biodiversity sustainability and protection of Nairobi National Park Wildlife Dispersal Area
Join us for the Inaugural Bicycles for Wildlife Cycle & Walk in the Wild Challenge and Family Fun Day as we support the Conservation Efforts of the Maasai Community living South of Nairobi National Park in the wildlife dispersal area. For a long time, the Maasai Culture in Kenya has remained the Culture of Conservation whose pastoral lifestyle complements wildlife needs for abundant space to feed, breed and disperse. The challenges these communities face have significantly contributed to diminishing space available for wildlife as other land uses, increased populations and urban sprawl compete for these spaces.
The goal of Bicycles for Wildlife is to initiate the process of establishment of a Community Conservancy adjacent to Nairobi National Park thereby guaranteeing more space available for wildlife use. The creation of the Conservancy will also involve the development of an Economic Model that is compatible with wildlife use and competitive enough to counter other land uses that are incompatible with wildlife use. A successful Economic Model will set precedence for the establishment of other Conservancies in areas adjacent to Nairobi national park eventually leading to the re-establishment of the park’s glorious wildebeest migration route.
There is something for everyone and activities include:
Cycling Challenge (Pro, Armature, and Kids)
Maasai Village Experience (Maasai Dances, Traditional Archery & Maasai Soko)
Kids Fun & Play Park (Face Painting & Bouncing Castle)
Adults Kshs. 1,000.00
Children Kshs. 500.00
You may also register at the FoNNaP Office.
Last day for registration and payments will be November 4th. 2014. If you don’t have a bike, no worries, you can walk the trail.
Free transport will be provided from Kencom Bus Stop and if driving, find attached a map to Empakasi primary school. Also find attached the poster for the event.
More information available at, http://bicycles4wildlife.co.ke/ or contact Irinah Wandera on 0723582 492
Come support and Experience the Culture of Conservation.