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Reporting Period: April 15 - April 30, 2017

Desnaring and Community Awareness Campaign on Bush meat

2 - 4 April, 2017 at Hell's Gate

Naivasha Sub-County is considered one of the areas with a high rate of bush meat poaching supplying large demands of protein within the local area and other big markets like the capital, Nairobi. A considerable number of wildlife are in established farms and ranches within Naivasha where safeguarding and protection from the Kenya Wildlife Service poses a challenge. Most of these farms rear large numbers of livestock that compete for pasture and water with the surrounding wildlife species with the owners putting more consideration and priority to the former. Due to the vast dispersal of wildlife outside protected areas, poaching for bush meat has become a serious concern. Commonly targeted species include the Zebra, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Buffalo, Waterbuck and Impala. Methods of poaching include snaring using wires, use of bows and arrows, machetes and spears. The high demand for meat within ...