Laikipia Wildlife Forum March News Update

March Edition 2021
TOURISM
Fighting Covid’sThird Wave

Do we have an upper hand this time?

Domestic tourism was slowly beginning to pick up. Alas, now we are battling the third wave of Covid 19. What a sector setback!!
As a consequence of the increasing number of Covid infections, the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife issued the following guidelines for domestic and international travel.

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WATER
WRUA Institutional Development Trainings
“As WRUAs, our humble appeal to the Ministry of Water, together with the Water Resources Authority, is for them to bring WRUAs on board so that we can all work as a team in the management of subcatchments and especially in sharing the finances that are obtained from water charges”.

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Agnes’s Faith in EMU SACCO Pays Out
"With just a little land, I produce a lot. Thanks to irrigation and technical assistance, I now use correct distances, raised beds, fertigation, and follow the recommended practices,” she said proudly.

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Community Members Give a Mutara Common Intake the Greenlight
For years there has been widespread water conflicts resulting from misuse and abuse of the water source as a consequence of population growth, unlawful abstraction, and unsustainable and inefficient water use. The Common Intake is designed to capture and distribute water equitably from a river to community water points.

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WILDLIFE
Conservation Alliance of Kenya

Public Feedback on the Amendments to the Wildlife Management and Conservation Act (WCMA)

The WCMA is up for review (again). This is the fourth review of the Act since its original promulgation in 2013.
Here is a summary of the most recent round of Alliance Members feedback to Act:

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Desert Warthogs in Laikipia

More Than a Guest Appearance

Knowing the presence and absence of species should inform our decisions for land use and conservation management. While the Desert Warthog was only recently recorded in Laikipia, its presence could perhaps be telling us of changes in climate, food and behaviour of warthogs, and even other species.

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CONSERVATION EDUCATION
Working Towards A Sustainable Environmental Circular Economy
It is estimated that the garbage in the Nanyuki dumpsite constitutes up to 2500 tons of post-consumer waste. The lack of an elaborate waste handling and management system in many major towns and cities countrywide poses a major environmental and health hazard.

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RANGELANDS

BIOPAMA Project Implementation on Course for the Mukogodo Forest

The BIOPAMA Mukogodo Support Project, supported by the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States is on the right track towards full implementation.

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LAND USE
A Locust Plague Continues to Hit East Africa

The Pesticide Solution May Have Dire Consequences

As if Covid 19 is not enough!!

A swarm of locusts is awe inspiring and terrible. It begins as a dark smudge on the horizon, then a gathering darkness.

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