YOU CAN’T TALK ‘CONSERVATION’ UNTILL YOU’VE DEALT WITH THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE!!

The Milgis Trust was started because this forgotten and totally unique part of the world needed some sort of protection.. The forests were burning and the Wildlife was disappearing!…. All sadly caused by humans… I’ve written plenty of blogs on the issue!!   BUT Its difficult to talk to a thirsty man in the desert […]

CONSERVATION?? two steps forward but sadly sometimes a step back..

This was sadly the situation this March 2015 up in the Ndoto mountains.. The sight of the fires was just so terrible that of course I did not think of  taking pictures.. this was the sight at night, every day another fire.. It is difficult to deal with fires as no one actually lives on […]

Keeping the school eco friendly is sometimes a battle

Finally after 7 and a half  years, one class room at a time!,  in August the Eco-Friendly Milgis Nursery and Primary School will be completed!!.. Its been a loooong road of ups and downs including many wild discussions with the local people at Ilgwe Eldome, who sometimes did not agree to the Eco -friendly side!! […]

The Stars of the Milgis Trust

The **‘Stars’** of the Milgis Trust are many.. and most of you, the supporters are mentioned on the website, but just to say thanks to you ALL again and to follow up on some of our recent ‘stars’!! From our donors, large and Small, to all the individuals that volunteer, the hard working Trustees, and Milgis employees […]

Lena Maria’s spirit will live forever in Masikita!

SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN 21 TODAY, if the Utoyia tragedy had not taken her life.. As you drive through the little dusty main drag of Masikita this sign post will definitely catch your attention… Front and back… artist Nderi-’2′ I LOVE this painting.. With these troubled times in Masikita, with threats of armed stock thieves […]

Water will flow finally for people and Grevy’s in Masikita!!

Yes the remote, dusty, dangerous centre of Masikita is the next lucky place to receive a Solar water project!! Thanks to the Bergum family from Norway who sadly lost their daughter, Lene Maria in the Utoya shooting, so wanted to remember her in a rather special and unusual way.. Also thanks to the VOSS foundation for organising […]

The Milgis is Roaring

In more ways than one!! Scouts working hard, and Elephants happy, Tractor going strong, Schools going well, Sponsor kids back at school, etc, etc but perhaps today the most important bit of news, on this one year anniversary since Pete’s mega walk on Oct 15th 2011…. IT IS RAINING in Northern Kenya!!.. Soooo Exciting.. This picture was taken […]