NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS
Leckie Nature Consultants (LNC) is a family-owned and run consultancy. LNC specialises in tourism and conservation-oriented sustainable businesses.
The focus is tailor-made solutions to ensure that conservancies and their enterprises operate successfully within their ecosystem.
Iain Leckie is a Kenyan who grew up on a farm in the rift valley. He has a degree in hotel management from Napier University in Edinburgh. Following a twenty-five-year career running limestone quarries, kilns and factories with a staff of over 500, he returned to the hospitality business in 2007. Before starting LNC he concurrently leased and managed the world-famous Lions Bluff Lodge in the Tsavo ecosystem and Diani Blue Boutique Hotel on Kenya’s Diani Beach.
Iain has been an active board member of the charity Kwale District Eye Centre and Chairman of the South Coast Residents Association. Iain's passion is conservation and tourism in Kenya. Iain is a member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) at the Bronze level.
Antonia Leckie is a Kenyan raised on Diani beach and in the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary in the Tsavo ecosystem. She is a Conservation Biologist with a First class BSc (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, England, with a strong background in Human-Wildlife Conflict. Her passion lies in connecting research with conservation land management, helping conservation practitioners adapt management practices to tackle conservation problems through community-based conservation. Working with Lion Landscapes in Laikipia, Antonia was at the forefront in training rangers on data collection and analysis systems.
Antonia is a qualified FAGASA guide and a member of KPSGA at the Bronze level.
LNC is extremely passionate about protecting Kenya's wild spaces for future generations. While Kenya’s fast-growing, young population might put great strain on these, LNC believes that people living on or adjacent to these spaces should participate in conservation decisions involving that land. These evidence-based conservation decisions must be sustainable socially, economically and environmentally if they are to survive.