KWS in partnership with Northern Rangelands Trust and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on May 18, 2020 finished translocating 26 (25 females and 1 male) Grevy’s zebra from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Sera Conservancy.
The translocation aims to boost Grevy’s zebra numbers at Sera and to promote growth of the existing small population and tourism.
Sera Conservancy is a breeding black rhino sanctuary that was established in 2015 with a founding population of 10 black rhinos. It is a community based conservancy established in 2001.
The translocation is in line with the Action Plan for Grevy’s zebra (2017-2026) by ensuring that the small existing population in the conservancy is viable and breeding to increase the numbers.
Sera conservancy has a population of 19 individuals in a fenced rhino sanctuary which has a potential of rapid breeding of the species. The conservancy can participate in Grevy’s zebra recovery by providing space for rapid breeding for re-stocking northern part of Kenya.