Tsavo Conservation Group (TsavoCon) works in support of wildlife, habitat and communities in southern Kenya’s Greater Tsavo Ecosystem. As a US 501(c)(3) non-profit with its field headquarters in Kenya, this innovative organization has developed partnerships with Tsavo’s rural communities, the Kenya Wildlife Service and other NGOs. TsavoCon’s holistic approach to wildlife conservation, which includes its Stabilization through Conservation (StabilCon) strategy, involves providing direct protection to wildlife and people while improving livelihoods and economic opportunity through prudent and sustainable natural resource management. Early successes have resulted in a steep decline in elephant poaching in TsavoCon’s pioneer project area, a 1.2 million-acre community conservancy.
TsavoCon’s cofounder, Ian Saunders, is an internationally recognized expert on wildlife security. He frequently briefs members of the U.S. Congress, State Department and other U.S. government officials as well as UK government officials and others on wildlife security.