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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.
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