There are various national and international organisations, supporting Kenya in efforts to conserve and preserve the diversity of the wildlife. Below are some info`s and opinions about this hot issue!
Surveys reveal that most Kenyan youth see wildlife as irrelevant, something that benefits a few, rich visitors or white landowners.
The ugly truth about wildlife conservation in Kenya - Kenya's colonial wildlife conservation system is displacing native pastoralist communities from their historic lands.
Framing the conflict in racial terms - Unsurprisingly, the conflict between white settlers and the neighbouring pastoralist communities has attracted a lot of foreign media attention.
The lack of transparency and adequate information about the manner in which new conservancies are established in Kenya adds to the anxiety of the pastoralist communities who already feel dispossessed as result of past 'land grabs'.
Articles on this issue showed up most frequently in British newspapers, since most of the white conservationists are of British descent. However, the media coverage failed to communicate the reality of the problem, as it was mostly shaped by the views of the well-heeled intergenerational wildlife conservation clique. These untouchable "royals" framed the discussion for their own benefit, using a well-choreographed, sleek PR machine.
For instance, in a piece published by the British newspaper The Guardian, titled "Who shot Kuki Gallmann? The story of a Kenyan conservationist heroine", the conflict between the ranchers and pastoralist communities is presented in a simplistic and paternalistic way.
NATURE KENYA in PARTNERSHIP WITH WLT - World Land Trust (WLT) was introduced to Nature Kenya in 2006 at the partners’ symposium in the Netherlands, run by WLT and IUCN-NL. After discussing the possibility of helping with land purchase, WLT went on a site visit to Kenya to assess the feasibility of a partnership.
The benefits of working together were obvious and WLT has since helped create the Leleshwa Reserve, protecting threatened tussock grassland in the Kinangop Plateau.
WLT also supports rangers working to protect Nature Kenya’s reserves, through our Keepers of the Wild programme.
Assisting wildlife conservation in Kenya - RSPB has given institutional support to Nature Kenya (BirdLife in Kenya) helping to conserve Kenya’s fabulous wildlife since 1994.
Changing the course of history for Kenya's wildlife - Kenya’s wildlife numbers are plummeting. Reconnecting people to nature is key to the solution.
"What’s most troubling is our collective failure to respond. It seems that Kenyans no longer value or aspire to healthy environments. We don’t even notice that there are no more clean-flowing rivers, or know that we are losing the biodiversity in our natural forests."
Less widely reported were results of studies by Dr Joseph Ogutu and colleagues at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which reveal that Kenya’s wildlife numbers are plummeting. Some of our most treasured animals, such as hirola, rhinos, cheetah, lions, and giraffe, are being pushed to the brink of extinction.
Nearly every region and habitat in the country is in trouble, except Laikipia county. - A report by The Guardian
Overview of National Parks and protected areas in Kenya + News about.
List of National Parks
Arawale National Reserve / Bisanadi National Reserve / Boni National Reserve / Buffalo Springs National Reserve / Dodori National Reserve / Kakamega Forest National Reserve / Aberdare National Park / Amboseli National Park / Arabuko Sokoke National Park / Central Island National Park / Chyulu Hills National Park / Hell's Gate National Park / Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park / Lake Nakuru National Park / Malindi Marine National Park / Malka Mari National Park / Masai Mara National Park / Meru National Park / Mombasa Marine Park / Mount Elgon National Park / Mount Kenya National Park / Mount Longonot National Park / Nairobi National Park / Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park / Ruma National Park / Saiwa Swamp National Park / Sibiloi National Park / Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park / Watamu Marine National Park
List Of Nature Reserves
Kisumu Impala Sanctuary / Lake Bogoria National Reserve / Masai Mara National Reserve / Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary / Mwea National Reserve / Rimoi National Reserve / Samburu National Reserve / Shimba Hills National Reserve / Tana River Primate Reserve / Witu Forest Reserve (Utwani Forest Reserve)
Marine parks and reserves
Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park / Kiunga Marine National Reserve / Malindi Marine National Park / Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve / Tana River Primate National Reserve /Watamu Marine National Park
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