County Director for Tourism Margaret Ayabei has appreciated the Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) for their collaboration in ensuring that tourism thrives in Uasin Gishu County.
The county official also thanks KWS for having supported the devolved unit execute its mandate in terms of conserving wildlife that inhabits the County.
Speaking on Thursday during a KWS public participation engagement on the review of national parks, reserves and sanctuaries conservation fee for 1st July 2023 to 31st December 2025, Ayabei said the service has come in handy in curbing human wildlife, having rescued a stray lion that was posing danger in Kruger, Moiben Sub-County.
Catherine Mwambani from Western conservation area who spoke on behalf of the KWS Director General noted the importance of appreciating wildlife resources to meet Kenya’s development plan and vision 2030 saying that the conservation fees generated in tourism is important to support the wildlife services conservation and Community Social Responsibility (CSR).
Wildlife is slowly becoming extinct and I’m calling on Kenyans and the county governments to work on the establishment of wildlife conservancies not only to benefit revenue wise but also to help from diminishing as most of them are outside the parks,” said Mwambani.
The event was attended by representatives from North Rift Economic Bloc (NOREB) counties, parts of Central rift and Western conservation areas.
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