Voices for Biodiversity

Mpala Research Centre

Mpala Research Centre is situated on 48,000 acres at the core of the Ewaso Ecosystem, a large, geographically diverse region of central Kenya defined by the Ewaso Ng’iro River and its tributaries. Established in 1994, it is a scientific hub for experimental and manipulative research by visiting scientists and students. Mpala offers a “living laboratory” without the restrictions of a national park, allowing scientists to manipulate the environment and conduct landscape-level, controlled experiments to explore basic science, address real-world problems, and ensure that sustainable livelihoods and economic advancement are synonymous with wildlife conservation.