To understand, protect and restore raptor populations in Kenya.
We do this through evidence-based raptor management, monitoring, community education and capacity building.
Who we are
The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust is a registered Kenyan not-for-profit organization that carries out raptor conservation and raptor management activities alongside the Kenya Wildlife Service and other partners through a network of raptor centres and field based raptor projects. The Trust works closely with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the National Museums of Kenya to secure viability of raptor populations in the wild in Kenya, and when requested, elsewhere in the world.
What we do
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. 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 three raptor centres, as well as a number of raptor conservation projects that are based on existing science (Programmes).
We have achieved several world firsts;
The first captive-bred African Crowned Eagles.
The first reintroduction of a former raptor in Africa, the Lammergeyer.
The restorative management of the Madagascar Fish Eagle.
The first capture and tagging of Lammergeyer, Mountain Hawk Eagle and Indian Spotted Eagle in Nepal.
The first double leg prosthetic.
The first capture and tagging of Cassin’s Hawk Eagle in Ivory Coast.