Save the date! January 27th & 28th 2018
The Great Grevy's Rally 2018!
Join us for the second national census of the endangered Grevy's zebra, this year also including reticulated giraffe!
The first Great Grevy's Rally was successfully completed on the 30th and 31st of January 2016! 118 teams comprising of more than 500 people drove over 25,000 square kilometers in four counties to census the Grevy’s zebra – one of the most endangered mammals on the planet! This year to add to the excitement, effectiveness and reach of the rally, we will also be counting the threatened reticulated giraffe. The census teams are made up of citizen scientists, conservationists, national and county governments, KWS, scientists, local conservancies and partners and NGO’s.
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 June 2018.