The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust is a Kenyan non-profit dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey. We act on our mandate by:

  1. Creating, advising, and implementing bird of prey conservation management plans with land managers, developers, and government bodies.
  2. Engaging in monitoring and research programs that inform conservation and ecology of birds of prey. This includes training students and conservation professionals on bird of prey research and management techniques.
  3. Rescuing and rehabilitating injured birds of prey.
  4. Educating communities and other stakeholders on the ecological importance of raptors and the threats they face. The foundation strives to foster human-raptor coexistence through this action.

The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust has a long history of conservation in the region. Simon Thomsett, a founding Trustee, is East Africa’s foremost bird of prey expert with over 50 years of experience. Our comprehensive knowledge of raptors and the complex threats they face in East Africa is our greatest asset and places us in a unique position to carry out meaningful and practical conservation programs.

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Empowers Africa has partnered with Kenya Bird of Prey Trust in order to provide a cost-effective solution to fundraising in the United States by acting as their fiscal sponsor. Any donations made here will be granted to Kenya Bird of Prey Trust.

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Kenya Bird of Prey Trust Campaigns

Raptor Centers

The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust runs a network of raptor centers across Kenya that are well placed to respond to injured birds of prey in need of care. Our main centers are at Kilimandege Sanctuary on the shores of Lake Naivasha and at Soysambu Conservancy in the Great Rift Valley. Some birds with more serious injuries can never be released and become permanent residents at our centers. These individuals become conservation ambassadors for their species and in the future, we hope that they can contribute to captive breeding programs.

Mara Raptor Project

The Mara Raptor Project is the Kenya Bird of Prey Trust’s flagship conservation initiative based in the world famous Maasai Mara region of Kenya. This project is run in partnership with the Peregrine Fund, the University of Kentucky and Wageningen University and Research and is the umbrella under which these organizations carry out much of their bird of prey work in the region.

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Conservation Programs

The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust engages in diverse conservation programs, some of which require immediate resources that can meet needs as they arise. When you donate to our conservation programs you provide the Kenya Bird of Prey Trust with unrestricted funding that can go to where we believe it is needed most.

General Donations

If you do not have any specific project in mind and wish the organization to use their own discretion, please click here.

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Empowers Africa has been approved as a U.S. public charity, contributions to which are tax deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Section 501(c)(3) [EIN: 32-0403737] of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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