“Grass is the foundation upon which conservancies are dependent on for wildlife and livestock. Conservancies act as a grass bank during drought seasons.” KWCA CEO, Dickson Kaelo at the Grazing for Change Conference at the National museums of Kenya held on 8th February 2017.
Establishment of conservancies is the most beneficial land use option for both human and wildlife co-existence. It has provided benefits such as guaranteed payments from conservancy fees, legal and controlled grazing of cattle, employment, infrastructural development, conservation of Kenya’s wildlife habitat among others. KWCA is working with Kenya Wildlife Service to ensure incentives are created for conservancies so as to secure our wildlife.
Human Wildlife Conflict is a threat to our eco-regions in the conservation of our bio-diversity. There is need to protect our wildlife from the threat of extinction so as to safeguard our natural heritage.