Our mission is to understand, protect and restore raptor populations in Kenya. We do this through field monitoring, evidence-based raptor management, community education and capacity building.
Who we are
The Trust is made up of a team of ten who are each committed to raptor conservation and the-long term welfare of raptors in an increasingly challenging environment. We work closely with the Kenya Wildlife Service, the National Museums of Kenya, and many partners to secure viability of raptor populations in the wild in Kenya, and when requested, elsewhere in the world.
What we do
The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust is responsible, with the permission and partnership of the Kenya Wildlife Service, for the care of a variety of raptors in two raptor centres, as well as a number of raptor conservation projects that are based on existing science. Our raptor work in Kenya began from first receiving injured raptors in the late 1960s. As it was not possible to return some to the wild, the collection grew and some bred. Those that were unable to return to the wild due to various injuries served an important and crucial role in bringing the public face to face with falcons, hawks, eagles and owls. As Kenya's human population has grown so raptor habitats have reduced, and issues such as persecution, electrocution, poisoning and habitat loss have increased at an alarming rate. We strive to work with partners to understand raptor ecology and movements better, to actively manage raptors in their natural environment, to restore populations through rescue and rehabilitation, and to educate people in order to limit raptor persecution.