WILDLIFE AREAS FOR EDUCATIONAL CLASSES
During your visit on the educational trip, you will be staying at educational hostel. These are found in different parks and reserves. The two main conservation bodies that take care and teach conservation on Kenya’s flora and fauna are Kenya Wildlife Services and Wildlife Club of Kenya. Read more….
Kenya Wildlife Services.
This body has been mandated by the Kenyan government to protect the Kenya’s unique flora and fauna. They offer guidelines and advice on how best to enjoy and sustain these unique wonders. There are three different wildlife areas in Kenya, parks, reserves and sanctuaries.
1) Game Parks.
These are controlled by the central government. Some of the parks are Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Tsavo East/ West etc etc. All the money collected is “put’ in a central account and shared to manage and protect the flora and fauna in the country. Some of the areas that are protected by these funds are beaches with it’s marine life, the natural forests, the wildlife parks besides paying for the upkeep of the rangers who are employed by the agency. Kenya Wildlife Services also work the local communities that live next to the wildlife areas to help them benefit from visitors fees that is collected as viewing fees.
2) Game Reserves
Game Reserves are wildlife areas that are controlled by the local county council. The amount collected is used to uplift the locals through education, medical facilities and employment.
These are private wildlife areas. Most of the lands were once part of the wildlife corridor and as such when small towns were coming up, they ended up stuck in some “island” which were converted into sanctuaries. Since hunting is illegal in Kenya, the owners have been allowed to charge fees for people wishing to visit their sanctuaries so that they can sustain their lands. In these areas, some of the advantages are that they allow night game drives and walks within their sanctuaries.