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UNESCO recognizes Kenya conservancies

23 July 2013, 13:03 Wangui Joseph

An international agency, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has included the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Ngare Ndare Forest Trust in the Mount Kenya World Heritage Site.

In a Press Release, the Lewa Conservancy Chief Executive Mike Watson said two were considered for their outstanding natural beauty, varied impressive ecosystems and biodiversity.

The release indicated that UNESCO’s unique recognition is reserved for places of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, the two organisations have been inscribed on the list to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Lewa and Ngare Ndare Forest are in Northern parts of Kenya and are connected to Mount Kenya through an elephant corridor which is a migration passage that serves as a route for landscape connectivity.

The path stretches from the mountain through Lewa and onwards north into the wide expanse of the Samburu region, according to the release.

However, Watson hopes that the prestigious credit of joining World Heritage Sites will raise awareness and generate international recognition, promote local and national pride and commitment towards maintenance of conservation of the areas.

It is also his belief that the acquired status will boost local and overseas tourism, create employment opportunities and income for local communities.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy was founded in 1995 and spans across 61,000 acres for conservation across Northern Kenya.

It holds 11 per cent of Kenya’s black Rhino population and 20 per cent of the world’s Grevy’s zebras.

Ngare Ndare Forest Trust on the other hand was registered in 2001 and its primary goal is to ensure the survival of 5,300 hectares of the indigenous Forest.

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