The savanna is defined by a dry season with strong, hot winds, and a wet season with enough rain to flood low-lying areas. Large, open expanses of grasses interrupted by scattered shrubs and trees are home to large herds of grazing animals and the predators that follow them.

The savanna is a carefully balanced ecosystem that can easily be disturbed by changes in climate, an imbalance in the number and type of animal species, and human influences such as farming and cattle herding. In the African savanna of northern Kenya, we collaborate with conservation innovators to protect wildlife, including the African elephant and the black rhinoceros.

 

Savanna

Key Species