The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust

The mission of this organisation is to understand, protect and restore raptor populations in Kenya.

Caring for injured or sick raptors is a valuable conservation tool. The Naivasha raptor centre serves as a first base for incoming injured or poisoned birds where initial treatment is provided. Longer term care is also provided for recovering and permanently injured raptors; many of whom are important specimens for public educational display and captive breeding programs.

Birds of prey are important indicators of the overall health of an ecosystem. Monitoring and research efforts are focused on using the latest methods and technologies to improve the understanding of species’ populations and ecology to directly inform their conservation. They design practical solutions to contribute to raptor conservation and engage in the mitigation of human-caused raptor mortality, especially in terms of deaths caused by power lines, poisoning, and persecution. They also work tirelessly to identify areas of significant raptor importance to ensure that these landscapes are protected in perpetuity.

 

We have recently installed eight owl boxes across the Loldia farm in order to boost barn owl and spotted eagle owl populations.

Loldia House guests are welcome to visit the Naivasha Raptor Centre where they can spend time with the birds and learn about their rescue, rehabilitation and conservation. Visits are by appointment only either at 11am or 3pm. A USD20 donation is suggested for our guests. We can also arrange for presentations to be given by one of the The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust directors followed by dinner with an informal question and answer session at Loldia House. A minimum donation of USD150 is required and this must be booked in advance.

Donations towards the upkeep of the birds at the centre are gratefully accepted via our donation button.