The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife (MoTW) under gazette notice No. 4858 dated June 6, 2019 issued directives to ban use of plastics bottles, straws and related products within protected areas in national parks, national reserves, conservation areas and any other designated wildlife protected area with effect from June 4, 2020.
To implement this directive, the MoTW has circulated an implementation plan for the ban of single use plastics in protected and request for review by stakeholders and submitted comments on or before June 29, 2020.
We therefore invite you to a zoom meeting on Tuesday June 26, 2020 at 10 am to review the plan and submit comments to the MoTW on Thursday June 28, 2020. We are receiving comments on email@example.com if unable to participate in the zoom session.
Nairobi National Park Draft Management Plan
This 10-year management plan for the Nairobi National Park (NNP) is not an entirely new plan. It is a rewritten plan that carries forward the existing policy direction for the ecological integrity of (NNP) and incorporates new content relating to visitor experience and public appreciation and understanding contained in the previous approved NNP Management Plan (2005-2010). The current review of the NNP Management Plan (2005-2010) provided an opportunity to build on a strong foundation of policy direction while aligning the plan with the KWS Protected Areas Planning Framework (PAPF)1 and KWS Strategic Plan 2019-2024. In line with the PAPF and the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013, the NNP plan has been developed in a participatory manner, incorporating and building on ideas from a broad cross-section of NNP stakeholders.
Member Comments on Nairobi National Park Draft Management Plan
In early 2006 KWS initiated the development of the Protected Areas Planning Framework (PAPF) as a way of ensuring that all new management plans provide practical and effective guidance and support for PA management, that new management plans are developed according to a common process and have a similar and easily understood structure, and that PA plans are actually implemented, rather than gathering dust on shelves.
The National Wildlife Strategy 2030 is a roadmap for transforming wildlife conservation in Kenya. It is aligned to Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the Government’s Big Four Agenda. It identifies a clear set of five (5) year priority goals and strategies around four key pillars: Resilient Ecosystems; Engagement by all Kenyans, Evidence Based Decision Making and Sustainability and Governance. In Addition to these targets, the strategy establishes an implementation framework to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration to inspire engagement and participation, and catalyse conservation actions with all stakeholders.