There is a group of schoolchildren and herders, usually teenagers, called the Grass Guardians in the Northern Kenyan rangelands. They have been charged by the Grevy’s Zebra Trust to protect the grass, trees, and other vital plants in their area. The GZT specifically included the children of the area because they are the ones taking care of the herds in the community, and anything that is good for the wild grazers is also good for their herds. They have been successful in protecting the grasslands from others in the commnuty who had been cutting down trees that provided essential fruit to the herd animals. This group is a great example of how local communities can defend their wildlands, to both their benefit and to the benefit of the wildlife.