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development of tourism in natural forests in Kenya

J. Oglethorpe

development of tourism in natural forests in Kenya

by J. Oglethorpe

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Published by KIFCON, Karura Forest Station in Nairobi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Tourism -- Kenya.,
    • Forest reserves -- Recreational use -- Kenya.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJ. Oglethorpe.
      ContributionsKenya Indigenous Forest Conservation Programme.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsG155.K4 O44 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination8 leaves ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL653746M
      LC Control Number96980525

        Since Kenya gained independence in , the country has prioritized the protection of its land alongside the development of its people. The focus on environmental conservation in Kenya benefits agriculture, alleviates poverty and promotes sustainable development. Kenya is rich in biodiversity, containing deserts, savannas, wetlands, coral . Forests often suffer negative impacts of tourism in the form of deforestation caused by fuel wood collection and land clearing. For example, one trekking tourist in Nepal - and area already suffering the effects of deforestation - can use four to five kilograms of wood a day.

      “ The result of Wangari Mathai’s struggle to preserve Nairobi’s flora and now also to replace exotic trees with indigenous varieties is an amazing forest with a waterfall and lake and great birds and some mammals too. Tourism is the second largest sector of Kenya’s economy. Wildlife managed by KWS forms the backbone of the tourism industry, since most visitors come first and foremost to view wildlife. The tourism industry accounts for about 10% of the gross domestic product (GDP), making it the third largest contributor after agriculture and manufacturing.

      Kenya has a population of more than 38 million people, with about four million residing in its capital city, Nairobi. There are 42 ethnic groups who call Kenya home; each group has its own unique language and culture. Although Kikuyu is the largest ethnic group, the Maasai are the most well known due to both their long-preserved culture and their involvement in Kenyan tourism. Economic development in World Bank forest projects: In Gabon, a country richly endowed with forest resources, the government considers forests a strategic economic s supported by the World Bank have helped make the award processes for concessions increasingly competitive and transparent.


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Dryland forests Natural forest (mixed indigenous trees) [Hilltops in Eastern and Northern Kenya and Lake Victoria regions] 1, Riverine forest5. Forest plantations Public and private forestsSource: KFSbased on the forest cover mapping of using satellite imageries Size: 1MB.

Kenya’s social, economic, political and environmental development achievements made in the last 40 years and specifically the period between and present is outlined, as well as challenges facing development.

SinceKenya has pursued development that has focused on eradicating hunger, illiteracy and Size: 1MB. This chapter discusses the origins and development of both wildlife and beach tourism in Kenya, analyses the role of tourism in the economy, and outlines the challenges of the country's tourism industry at the end of the 20th century and the prospects in the new millennium.

The findings show that tourist numbers increased rapidly in the postindependence period as did Cited by: jurisdiction of the Forest Department (currently Kenya Forest Service) with the aim of forest conservation and development, which included establishing plantations in the place of har- vested indigenous stands, regulating access to resources and sustaining a forest Size: 2MB.

Improve conservation of forests in Kenya. Generate revenue for forest conservation and social-economic development. Improve the welfare of forest-adjacent communities. Provide recreation for domestic and international visitors. Diversify Kenya’s tourism products. Improve security in forests.

Improved Infrastructure in forests. Kenya ecosystem holds one of the key pillars to Kenyaâ€&#x;s economic development. Its forest is an important water catchment area that provides fresh drinking water. The need to safeguard Kenya’s tourism: % of respondents practiced sustainable tourism because of the economic contribution of tourism to the Country’s GDP while another % said that it was the only way to preserve the tourism resources that make up Kenya’s tourism product.

7 Sustainability in TourismFile Size: 1MB. The project covers the ecotourism applications aims at improving the socio-economic conditions of the forest villagers of low income level living in the forest villages by means of using their own natural, cultural and historical resources without damaging the natural environment, but letting the villagers know such beauties and resources can provide them a.

KENYA FOREST SERVICE Natural Resource Management Project Process Framework Final Version Process Framework for NRM Project in Mount Elgon and Cherangany Hills July Updated 13th February Prepared by Esther Lowe & Margaret Ombai Tacitus Ltd: The Participatory Development Consultants [email protected] Empowering communities to manage natural resources: Case studies from southern Africa 7 PREFACE Background to the power relations study This report consists of a series of individual country papers prepared for a study on devolution, community empowerment and power relations in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) during Primary forests are those forests that have never been logged and have developed under natural processes.

They are predominantly grown through natural regeneration e.g., closed indigenous forest confined to high elevations such as those found in Mt. Kenya, mountain ranges of the Aberdares, Mau and : Walter Pepela. Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko today met a team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to discuss [ ] Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr Chris Kiptoo has encouraged the private sector to support the government in implementing the [ ] The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in.

In Kenya economic development is dependent on agricultural improvement. Kenya is the largest food and agricultural products importer in east Africa.

About 82% of the total land in Kenya Author: Haradhan Kumar Mohajan. Forestry, biodiversity and poverty reduction 3 Ecosystem services provided by the forests 5 Environmental impacts of forestry: A snapshot 7 Some current trends: Forest biodiversity; Sustainable use and consumption 9 II.

Good Practices a. Biodiversity and livelihoods in forest. training, enterprise development, and monitoring of the natural resource base. In Kenya, natural resources are managed under different statutes. The forests are gazetted and under management of Kenya forest service, unless found on private land.

Land on the other hand is owned as either private or trust land or state land. • Development of Forests, Re-afforestation and Agroforestry • Environmental Policy Management • Flood control and Land Reclamation • Forestry Development Policy Management • Kenya Forestry Services • Management of Lake Victoria Basin and Environment Programmes • Management of Marine Parks.

into a development strategy that has become increasingly formalised as “community-based natural resource management” (CBNRM), combining rural development, local empowerment, and nature conservation. Led by new ideas about the merits of decentralized, collective resource governance regimes, and creative field experiments suchCited by: These have been reasonably successful in protecting the area.

Tourism in an LEDC - Game Parks in Kenya In many developing countries tourism is seen to be the answer to their economic problems. The development of air travel has meant that many more people now have the opportunity to go to places such as Kenya and Tanzania. Kenya's Forests: Kenya has a wide range of forests, from coastal forest, through central high mountain forests to the thick wet rainforests of the West.

These forests support more than just a diverse range of tree and plant species; they are also the territory of a wide range of wildlife, from rare chameleons to elephant herds, elusive leopards.

In the Tourism Strategy of Turkey and the Ninth Development Plan (), it is aimed to utilize natural, cultural, historical and geographical values of Turkey based on conservation-use balance, to increase the share of Turkey from tourism and to promote the attractiveness of regions via alternative tourism types like ecotourism Cited by:.

conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests2. Consequently, Nature & Faune magazine will contribute to this celebration by dedicating all of the publications in to reflections and activities related to “Forests ”.

This first issue examines the “Economic and social significance of forests for Africa’sFile Size: 2MB. Celia. Tourism is Kenya's main source of foreign exchange, and the tropical paradise of the Kenya coast is almost as powerful a draw as the wildlife herds of the interior savannahs.

In it was estimated that overjobs were created directly by the tourist industry, and many more Kenyans benefit from activities related to tourism.conference, ‘Cultural Tourism in Africa: Strategies for the New Millennium ’ in Mombasa, Kenya, December The main aim of the conference was to identify innovative and creative strategies for the development, promotion and marketing of culture-based tourism in Africa in the New Millennium.