the Mara Conservancy started operations in the Mara Triangle on the 12th June 2001. This created the first public/private sector partnership of its kind in the region and has led to an active and cooperative partnership between conservation professionals and the local Masai community and introduced an initiative to improve the conservation and overall management of one of the most visited and well known protected areas in the world. The structure of the Mara Conservancy is designed to ensure: Accountability Transparency and Efficiency The Mara Conservancy plays an active role in initiating and encouraging conservation efforts within the Mara National Reserve. Within only a few months, the Mara Conservancy made a number of improvements including: Clamping down on poaching Improving the roads by routine grading Creating further secondary roads to improve wildlife viewing Restoring existing buildings that had previously been neglected Establishing a more transparent revenue collection system Encouraging a percentage of revenue collection to go directly into contributing to the conservation of the Mara Reserve Strengthening relations between the Mara and the surrounding community Encouraging sound eco-tourism principles
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Mara Conservancy has been indicated by AFC members as a potential recipient of donations by participating artists. AFC's Art for ConservationTM program, provides a forum to promote artwork that benefits recognized conservation organizations such as Mara Conservancy.
AFC members have voluntarily and independently earmarked a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to Mara Conservancy. AFC's Art for ConservationTM program provides a forum to help promote artwork for sale that includes such a commitment. Each artists's commitment is contingent on the sale of their work and the above estimate is a potential total based on the completion of sale of any original work and/or limited editions. The AFC is not involved in any way with artwork sales transactions, nor does it make any guarantees relating to artist commitments. The AFC takes no commission whatsoever from the sale of artwork under the Art for ConservationTM program, unless explicitly indicated.
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