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Peter Lalampaa, born in Samburu, Kenya, is the Senior Manager of the Grevy’s Zebra Trust working in northern Kenya with pastoral communities to address the decline of Grevy’s zebra, an endangered species. Peter was brought up in pastoral system where he herded livestock before pursuing his career. Both of his parents were pastoralists, where the livelihood dictates that people have to move with livestock in search of pasture and water. After high school, Peter studied at Kenyatta University for five years graduating in 2007 with a degree in Environmental Science and in 2011 Peter graduated from the University of Kent, UK with an MSc in Conservation Biology. Coming from Samburu, Peter has a special affinity for the area and a desire to give back to his community and the land they depend on. This connection has strengthened his dedication to wildlife conservation as he recognizes that the future of pastoral livelihoods is also dependent on the same resources. Thus by conserving wildlife and its habitat he will also be able to improve the livelihoods of his people, creating a win-win situation.