Field research by its very nature usually involves local communities - the people who live in the region, some of them indigenous, some more recently arrived, but all affected in some way by the landscape and wildlife around them.

Because projects like Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project interact on a nearly daily basis with the communities, either because of wildlife-human conflicts over crops or livestock, and because we train and employ local people as research assistants and resource assessors.

In addition to helping the community members cope with baboons that crop-raid or kill small livestock, we also have developed two community-based projects that involve children, young adults, and adults: an art program, teaching watercolor interpretations of the natural world; and a youth cricket program. Please click on the tabs above for details.