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Limiting National Parks Compensation Claims Will Derail Conservation Efforts

The recent proposal by the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to limit compensation claims on wildlife injuries and death to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) managed parks, if enacted, would jeopardize wildlife conservation efforts in the country. The purpose of compensation as provided in the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013 is to offset […]

Community Land Act: A Win for Community Conservancies

Community conservancies have a reason to celebrate. After years of public consultations and negotiations with government to promote community interests and rights, the Community Land Act was finally enacted on 31 August 2016. The new law gives community landowners powers and rights to govern, manage, and make key decisions about the use of community lands. […]