Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) is a charitable, nonprofit organization formed in 1968 by Kenyan students. It was the first conservation education programme of its kind on the continent of Africa. According to Dr. George Schaller:” WCK is the most effective grass-roots programme of its kind in all of Africa.” WCK was elected to the UNEP’s Global 500 Honour Roll in 1986. Through Africa wide workshops, WCK has stimulated a continental wildlife clubs movement. It has also helped spawn clubs in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere in the third world.
WCK is actively lobbying for conservation action. This has helped to bring about a hunting and wildlife trophy ban in Kenya; increased tree planting and soil erosion control activities; and vigorous conservation of natural resources. After half a century of service, WCK proudly looks back on one fundamental achievement. It has helped educate over 1,000,000 young Kenyans and placed many of them in positions of influence. The clubs’ intention is to ensure that this enormous membership and awareness leads to tangible conservation successes.
To spread interest and knowledge about wildlife and the environment among the people of Kenya in particular and East Africa in general.
In this way, to make them aware of the great economic, cultural and aesthetic value of natural resources.
To develop a better understanding of the need to conserve national resources for the benefit of the nation and its people.
Passion and Care for Nature
Advocacy for Nature
Selflessness and Commitment
Conservation Education to Kenya youths
Establishment of schools wildlife clubs
Center for Tourism Training and research (CTTR)
Komba magazine and other publications
Provision of transport facilities
Provision of hostel facilities
WCK is run by a 20-member council of Civil Servants, members of NGOs private citizens and teachers. A national secretariat handles daily activities with the advice of an executive committee of specialists in conservation education, business and public administration. The National secretariat co-ordinates WCK’s numerous activities, sends out mobile field units and education officers to schools, runs training workshops, organises rallies and prepares club publications