Let's curb wildlife destruction
19 April 2012, 14:14
From history to remain, its quiet evident that Kenya have had a fair distribution of benefits derived from wildlife.This is because wildlife is the cornerstone of Kenya's tourism sector, an essential source of foreign exchange. Such a milestone,wouldn't have been a realisict if a ban on poaching continued unbarred since 1990.Therefore the country has had long and illustrious history of protecting its varied wildlife. All this has helped provide the visitor to Kenya an wide range of experiences in all sorts of terrain.
However,in Kenya poaching and wildlife destruction has not yet completely died down. This is so evident following recents cases that has involved destruction of wildlife in several parts of the country where early last month,two elephants were shot down by suspected poachers at Nkunga Forest in Imenti North District. In another similar case,a middle aged man killed five leopards for their skins in the vast Laikipia ranch but was arrested and charged at Nyahururu courts. Morever late last month Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers shot and killed three suspected poachers in Tsavo East National Park and subsequently shot and killed another three suspected poachers near Mount Kenya. However,its unfortunate that the situation is looking bad because of the reduced animal population in the parks.Tourism being the biggest foreign exchange earner for us we cannot afford to kill all our wild animals for selfish reasons. That will be destroying us and the economy. Let Kenyans be patriotic enough to know that poaching is both illegal; and immoral and that we need to curb this activity if we have to save our wild animals in the various parks in the country.
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