Irong is home to the Endorois community and they live adjacent to the llchamus, the Bokor Keben, and Lembus communities. The Endorois are a pastoralist community who are approximately 60,000 indigenous people, who have resided in the Lake Bogoria area of Kenya for the past centuries
Conservancy formed in 2008.
To establish Greater Kudus corridor and niches within the Irong Community Conservancy.
Irong Community Conservancy is a community forest set aside as community land that sits atop a hill. It covers five Location namely Kapkuikui, Loboi, Kamar and Kaibosoi, in Mochongoi and Emining wards in Marigat and Mogotio Sub- counties, Baringo County, Rift V alley Region in Kenya. It is located 25km from Marigat, the larger commercial town closest to the conservancy.
The Kenya Great Rift Valley Lake System inscribed in the Natural World Heritage list in 2011, is composed of three inter-linked relatively shallow alkaline lakes — Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita and their surrounding territories. The project will support community-based organizations and networks covering the Lake Bogoria Basin e.g the Water Resources Users Association, Baringo County Community Conservancies Association (BCCCA) and the Rift Lakes Conservancies Association (RLCA), SGP will also establish the foundation for future work in the I ake Elementaita sanctuary production landscape by strengthening the association of stakeholders in the area — the Greater Lake Elementaita Conservation Area, and ensuring that it will operate as a multi-stakeholder platform for this landscape.
The project proposes to enhance wild animals' corridors and niches to minimize human wildlife conflict within the conservancy. The conservancy is at risk of environmental degradation arising ’com unsustainable resource expIoitation. The challenges will be addressed through community based sustainable biodiversity conservation management approaches. Lake Bogoria Landscape is being recognized internationally in terms of biodiversity and therefore there is need to conserve and regain its originality. The proposal will be implemented in Irong Community Conservancy.
Beneficiaries are Irong registered members and the community in five locations: Kapkuikui, Loboi, Kaibos Soi, Kaibosoi and Kamar Locations in Mochongoi and Emining wards in Baringo County. Targeted communities are the Tugen and Endorois (Minority Group)
To establish Greater kudus corridor and niches within the Irong conservancy.
Baringo County Conservancies Association (BCCA) was registered in 2017 as a landscape level membership organization for community conservancies in Baringo County.