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ACE Award for Conservation Excellence
ACE Award for Conservation Excellence
TIMOTHY MCCLANAHAN, PHD. & NYAWIRA MUTHIGA, PHD. - Recipients of the 2018 ACE Award

Congratulations to Nominee’s: TIMOTHY MCCLANAHAN, PHD. & NYAWIRA MUTHIGA, PHD. - Recipients of the 2018 ACE Award. Founders of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Coral Reef Program, they’re leaders in coral reef ecology and conservation. This talented duo seeks to achieve enduring conservation through discovering sustainable solutions, and implementing research and conservation programs around the world.  

KENYA WILDLIFE TRUST: MARA CHEETAH PROJECT
KENYA WILDLIFE TRUST: MARA CHEETAH PROJECT

Mara Cheetah Project
Kenya, Supported by Wildscapes since 2013

Mara Cheetah Project (MCP), founded by the Kenya Wildlife Trust and led by Dr Femke Broekhuis of Oxford University’s Wildlife Research Unit (WildCRU), will determine the current status of cheetahs in the Greater Mara ecosystem and to identify the major threats that could be causing declines in the current cheetah population. The data will initially be collected during a two-year period using an array of data collection techniques including behavioral observation, faecal analysis, historic data and interviews with herders.

In 2016 through the first time use of GPS collars we are supporting the gathering of important scientific information and data to understand the influencing trends on the east african cheetah population.

LION P.R.I.D.E. INITIATIVE
LION P.R.I.D.E. INITIATIVE

Laikipia Predator Project, Mara Lion Project, and the Chem Chem Lion Project
P.R.I.D.E. Protection, Research, Implementation, Development, Education

The BWF Lion PRIDE Initiative is dedicated to conserving lions through supporting important scientific research to preserve large conservation landscapes and benefitting rural community development.

Ubumwe Community Center
Ubumwe Community Center

The Ubumwe Community Center has extended their mission execution to also include a preschool and primary school. Special programs offered include:

*Sign language for hearing and speaking impaired children
*Mentally challenged children/adult program
*Inclusive education program for children with disabilities. The Ubumwe Preschool is one of the only schools in Rwanda to enroll children with disabilities and has proven to be innovative in inclusion education.

Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project
Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project

Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo

"My friend Jack Hanna had introduced me to the great work that Dr. Mike Cranfield and his staff are doing at the MVP and having visited their facility in Rwanda, I saw first-hand that their work is absolutely essential for the long-term survival of the mountain gorillas." -John Banovich