Community Based Elephant monitoring program

jimnyamu

 

Over 80 % of Kenyan elephant are outside protected areas. Kenya wildlife service knows as KWS cannot effectively manage to conserve the said population due to its dynamic conservation challenges.

I have started this Community based elephant monitoring program working with the local communities and in particular youths. This program will replicate and work together with KWS with long term goals to reduce elephant poaching and some conservation challenges. For a long time our Kenyan rangeland used to hold elephants and other wildlife through landscape conservation model which have been replaced by individual parcels of land. It will be very difficulty so to say if we try to manage elephant without a strong community participatory and good will.

My 14 years experience in wildlife conservation and in particular with pastoralist, if we do not approach the wildlife conservation as an alternative source of livelihoods, other livelihoods such as farming…

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