There are several conservancies that have been created around the Maasai Mara to help protect the Maasai Mara, and to help the Maasai people who live in the area.
There is Olare Orok, Mara North, Motorogi, Ol Kinyei, Ol Derkesi, Siana.
All the stakeholders in the conservancy get paid a monthly amount depending on the amount of land the stakeholder has. This is paid into his/her bank account DIRECTLY with no middle man. This ensures that they get their money on time every month.
MAASAI MARA, KENYA (January 1, 2010) – A new conservancy in the Maasai Mara, formerly known as the Koyaiki Lemek Conservation Area, has been formed. The Mara North Conservancy (MNC) is a not-for- profit company established in January 2009. The conservancy is a partnership between eleven member camps and over 800 Maasai landowners to professionally manage and protect the north-western border of the Maasai Mara ecosystem, which represents the heart of the most important wildlife habitat in the world. MNC consists of approximately 30,000 hectares, effectively increasing the size of the Maasai Mara National Reserve by 21%. This area is the key dispersal zone for the annual “Great Migration” and supports an extensive variety of additional species, the most recognizable include lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, hyena, elephant, crocodile, wild dog, giraffe, hippopotamus, and over 450 bird species. More ...