We take a holistic, one-health approach to saving species and believe future success hinges on community-based, collaborative conservation. Toward this end, we support field studies that bring artists and scientists together to research and respond to the health threats facing endangered species and their habitats.

LOITA ART-SCIENCE ONE HEALTH WATER PROJECT

This project brings artists and scientists together to improve water access and water quality for people and their livestock, as well as elephants and other wildlife.

The objectives include:

  • Reduce human-wildlife conflict around access to water

  • Promote conservation of natural resources

  • Promote science and art collaboration

  • Ensure access to healthy water for people and their livestock, as well as elephants and other wildlife.

  • To prevent diarrhea, typhoid fever and other diseases associated with contaminated water

Part 1 OLNG’ARuA WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT, KENYA, AFRICA

To date, collaborators Fred Mepukori (scientist) and Sam Lerosion (artist) have renovated one watering trough and are about to begin a second. The study includes surveying members of the local community about health concerns and monitoring activity at the water hole. In the future, they hope to also be testing the water quality regularly for each of the renovated water holes.