A policy is a set of principles, rules and guidelines formulated or adopted by to reach a long-term goal. Policies are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions regarding the specific aspect which the policy intends to address. All activities must take place within the boundaries set by the policy.
The key objective of the Wildlife Conservation Policy is to encourage the development of a commercial wildlife industry that is viable on a long-term basis. The specific objectives of the WCP are to realise the full potential of the wildlife resource, to develop a commercial wildlife industry in order to create economic opportunities, jobs and incomes for the rural population and to increase the supply of meat as a consequence of the further development of wildlife commercial utilisation.
The main strategy and policy that addresses wildlife conservation is the Wildlife Policy and Strategy of 2005 (WPS). This policy emphasizes development-oriented conservation. The main objective of the WPS is to create a conducive environment whereby the country’s wildlife and their habitats are protected and developed in a sustainable manner, and to enable the sector to play an important role in the economic development of the country.
POACHING, WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND SECURITY IN AFRICA: MYTHS AND REALITIES, Cathy Haenlein and M L R Smith (eds) Taylor & Francis (2017) This book was published in…
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NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN KENYA, Kariuki Muigua, Didi Wamukoya and Francis Kariuki, Glennwood Publishers, Nairobi: Kenya (2015) This book was published in 2015. It examines…
Wildlife crime still remains a serious conservation issue which has grown so much as to have international ramifications. Wildlife crime includes poaching, illegal exploitation of wildlife resources, encroachment into protected areas, illegal wildlife trade and destruction of wildlife habitats. It has both direct and indirect negative impacts on local communities, including depletion of the resource base on which they depend for their livelihoods. According to recent studies, wildlife crime is the fourth largest illegal activity in the world, after drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking, with an annual turnover of at least US$ 19 billion.