Viewing page 4 of 471

Kenya; they were not focused on the increasing scarcity (oxymoron) of wildlife  

7 Various government agencies formed to make farmers aware of the need for conservation. Raised awareness with information and financial support.

8 Hope is to have each individual community become responsible for their own preserve & understand the positives of "owning" wildlife

9 People still benefit from tourism, but this is a government program w/no direct benefit to 

10 Projected population growth in the next 10 years is 40 million today to 50 million

11 Agencies concerned with planning issues such as land use/wildlife management to handle this projected population growth. I.E. NRT - Northern Rangeland Trust

12 extensive discussion of challenges involved in convincing farmers of the critical importance of conservation, wildlife preservation and planning for future land use.

Q & A 
13 Tourism in Kenya - international market is 80% of tourism industry; visitors come for animals and beaches. Recent focus on encouraging Kenyans to travel w/i the country; learn about traditional peoples & [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] cultures. Feeling is that domestic tourism is an untapped market. Growing middle class in larger cities is the focus population for domestic tourism.

Q & A 
14 Women do not own "wealth"- animals, dwellings, land, etc in Kenya traditionally. Current trend is women's conservacy groups & some women are becoming not only involved in these groups, but infrequently elected to official positions. Womens groups also focus on crafts, farming etc.- benefit from "micro" loans start small businessess Woman's role is changing; there are now women rangers.

Transcription Notes:
& not +

Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact