To all the participants of the Great Grevy's Rally 2018...
The second national census of the endangered Grevy's zebra and the threatened reticulated giraffe was a huge success!
The 2018 Rally is over but the counting has just begun! Our scientist have over 100,000 photographs collected by over 170 teams across the entire region. Results will take a few month to complete. We expect preliminary results by May 2018 and the official results will be launched at the Great Grevy's Ball in June 2018.
In the late 1970's there were an estimated 15,000 Grevy's zebra in the wild. Today fewer than 2,500 remain. The Grevy's zebra has suffered one of the most drastic population declines of any African mammal, due to climate change, habitat loss and competition with livestock. The Great Grevy's Rally is a census of the population, which will aid Grevy's Zebra Trust and their conservation partners to safeguard the future of the Grevy's zebra.
A citizen scientist is a member of the public that contributes to scientific research under the guidance of professional scientists. The Great Grevy's Rally is a unique opportunity for citizen scientists to contribute to the preservation of an endangered species. Be a part of the national census of Grevy's zebra that is using photography and citizen scientists. All you need is four wheels and a sense of adventure!
The Great Grevy's Ball
The Great Grevy’s Ball is a celebration of the results of our national effort to census one of the planet’s most endangered mammals – the Grevy’s zebra. It is a celebration of the partnerships that have been built through the most major citizen science effort ever undertaken in Kenya. We celebrate an icon of conservation, people and landscape. We celebrate the Grevy’s zebra. In keeping with the iconic Grevy’s zebra, the ‘Black and White’ themed Ball will be held at the Mount Kenya Safari Club (MKSC) Nanyuki in the 23rd of June 2018.