Over 93% of our team is employed from communities in Grevy’s zebra range



The Grevy's Zebra Trust was established in January 2007 to address the urgent need to conserve Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi) in the community rangelands of Kenya and Ethiopia. We are an independent wildlife conservation Trust registered in Kenya and the only organisation that is 100% dedicated towards saving the endangered Grevy’s zebra.

What We Do

GZT works with women, elders, warriors, youth and children from the Samburu, Turkana and Rendille ethnic groups. Together, we monitor trends in Grevy’s zebra populations; we increase conservation awareness and foster positive attitudes towards the species and its habitat; we provide protection for Grevy’s zebra and other wildlife threatened by illegal killing; we restore and improve habitat for Grevy’s zebra, other wildlife, and community livelihoods; we further peaceful coexistence and cooperation between local communities by promoting indigenous institutions; we support secondary school education for pastoral children;  and we help Grevy’s zebra survive during times of environmental stress. Many of our actions also protect other important wildlife species in Northern Kenya.

We incorporate human and wildlife interests in all our programs, thus strengthening the customary ties that already exist. In order to maximise the success of our programs, coordination and close collaboration with partner organisations working in Grevy's zebra conservation is a priority.

Where We Work

We are a small organisation working at scale in Northern Kenya across an area of more than 10,000 km2 in three regions - Wamba, El Barta and Laisamis – in the counties of Marsabit, Isiolo and Samburu. Here, we employ more than 80 local people who work together to address the threats facing Grevy’s zebra. Our field headquarters are in Westgate Conservancy and we have an administrative office at the IUCN office complex in Nairobi.

GZT Area of Operation


Grevy’s Zebra Trust
PO Box 15351-00509
Nairobi, Kenya

Email: conservation@grevyszebratrust.org
Tel: +254 (0) 743-923-155

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