As hunting debate rages, focus must turn to local population

Thu, 2007-07-26 22:56 by Jan · Forum/category:

Written by Ole Turana

The debate on wildlife sport hunting, which has been characterised by hard positioning especially from those who are passionately opposed to it has ebbed off the public limelight.

As the vitriol raged on, it came out clearly that we continue to view wildlife from a paternalistic and colonial mind set. Man remains the number one enemy and everything must be done to stop the annihilation of our precious wildlife.

Kenya Wildlife Service is the most priced asset as far as resource utilisation is concerned.

Besides financial resources that are committed towards this end, other resources channelled toward wildlife include human resources in the form of well trained rangers, huge space allocation in terms of the astronomical acreage put aside to allow the animals to roam, and plant and machinery to aid in relocation and protection.

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