Pastoralism is the main form of livelihood for the Maasai Mara region, with local communities having lived among wildlife for thousands of years. With population increase, ranching, fencing, horticulture, weather variability and tourism becoming more profound, the pressure on grazing lands is under increased threat. There are limits to the number of livestock and wildlife that the ecosystem can support. As with the topic of biodiversity, there is a data gap on livelihood that citizens can help fill. This ranges from mapping these areas in detail to following where there is still grazing available, to accessing regional livestock prices.
In the course of this project, we would like to collect and collate citizen collected livelihood data and share these with select stakeholders or the public (taking into account sensitive data).