MaGnuM Programme

A girl draws water from an open dam, the only source of water in Makongeni farm.
  • MaGnuM: Understanding the Socio-Ecological Complexity of Wildlife Migration Landscapes south of Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Protected areas are the cornerstones of wildlife conservation. MaGnuM sets out to study the historical processes and causes of landscape change around Nairobi National Park – a protected area created in 1946 – to emphasize social and ecological interactions and system feedbacks. The main objective of the project is to better understand the processes that threaten wildlife populations, social well-being and Maasai culture, and to untangle their complex interconnections. By doing that in a collaborative way, co-produced forms of knowledge and shared reflexivity should lead to ecologically, socially and culturally sound policy recommendations.
Further information: http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/Project-ANR-16-CE03-0004