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Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation

Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation

Goal

To manage wildlife within the Conservancy so as to ensure minimal human/wildlife conflicts.

Outcomes

  • Community Scouts: will be equipped and trained to remove elephants from community areas back to wildlife areas and the Park.
  • Communication network: a practical communication network provides a twoway communication system informing scouts and community members where potential hazardous animals are located in real time (mobile phone/WhattsApp)
  • Problem Wildlife Control: the Conservancy Scouts will work closely with KWS Community Rangers and the Problem Animal Management Unit (PAMU) in the case of rogue animals.
  • Database: a Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) database of all incidents since January 2015 is in effect. This provides data relating to HWC east of Mtito Andei to Athi River.
Tsavo Small Animal Sanctuary

Tsavo Small Animal Sanctuary

Goal

A small animal orphanage is being developed to rehabilitate injured and orphaned small mammals.

Outcomes

  • Community Keepers: Kamungi Conservancy members will be selected and trained to care for the animals in the sanctuary
Buffer to the National Park

Buffer to the National Park

Goal

To develop the habitat along the Conservancy/National Park boundaries in order to manage wildlife and vegetation, creating a secure and healthy buffer between community and the Park in conjunction with Zoning.

Outcomes

  • Tree planting: a tree regeneration effort will be developed in collaboration with Conservancy members in order to replant indigenous trees along the Park/ Conservancy boundaries.
  • Community Scout Patrols: focus patrols in the buffer zone along the Park/ Conservancy boundaries to reduce illegal extraction for the Park.
  • Wildlife Dispersal Area: in conjunction with Zoning (Section 2) land parcels inside the Conservancy will be identified and managed as a network of wildlife dispersal areas, attracting small wildlife and birds to re-colonize the area.
Resource / Water Management

Resource / Water Management

Goal

To provide suitable watering points for wildlife

Outcomes

  • Dams: construction of dams that do not conflict with livestock.
  • Sand Dams: rejuvenate existing sand dams in the Mtito River.
  • Troughs: construct strategic troughs for wildlife use.
  • River Access: to allocate wildlife only drinking areas in the Mtito River.
Habitat Management Preservation

Habitat Management Preservation

Goal

To preserve and manage the habitat within the Conservancy (to eradicate damaging practices such as charcoaling, logging, over grazing), and develop homestead tree nurseries.

Outcomes

  • Recovery and restoration of natural habitat
  • Viable alternatives to unsustainable damaging practices
  • Harmonious agricultural practices alongside sustainable natural resource utilisation