Gives Sh13.2 Million
For Human Wildlife Conflicts
an elite rapid frontline response team of rangers
established to undertake problem animal control
the various human wildlife conflicts hotspots in
who host wildlife on their land will now sleep easier
following the government’s
Sh13.2 million to Kenya Wildlife Service
Problem Animal Management Unit (PAMU) for the purchase
of their tools of trade.
an elite rapid frontline response team of
rangers, was established in the year 1994 to
undertake problem animal control across the
various human wildlife conflicts (HWC)
hotspots in the country.
beef up ground teams when they are overwhelmed
with human wildlife conflict incidents across
wildlife conflict remains a major challenge in
the management and conservation of wildlife in
Sergeant Kitolo briefs a team of
problem animal management unit rangers dressed
in rain jackets ready for work. The government
has released Sh13.2 million for the purchase
of their tools and equipment.
materials have already been deployed to the unit. They
include a custom-made Land Cruiser van, tents and
equipments, cameras, GPS equipments, rain clothing,
binoculars, and computers.
are expected to undergo training on the use of
the equipment in due course.
year 2012, 3,737 cases of human wildlife
conflicts were reported across the country
down from 4,887 in the previous year.
the government has released Sh18.4 million for
payment to people killed or injured by
wildlife across the country.
total of 230 cases, out of which 46 were
deaths cases and 184 injury cases, were
reported and approved by the Ministry of
Forestry and Wildlife at a ministerial
wildlife compensation committee meeting in
has also stepped up efforts to combat human wildlife
conflicts with aim of alleviating the suffering
occasioned by these human wildlife interactions.
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