Wildlife conservation and management - Indian and Kenyan officials have agreed to strengthen their ties in wildlife conservation and management after talks between the Indian High Commissioner here, Sibabrata Tripathi, and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director, William Kiprono.
Tripathi said the Indian Government would be seeking to exchange ideas on how best to encourage further collaboration between Kenya and India in terms of wildlife conservation and management, KWS said in a statement Thursday.
The KWS Director also said the two countries would explore training exchange programmes among their wildlife officers to encourage capacity building and seek different ways of addressing emerging wildlife issues.
“The two countries share the same variety of wildlife species hence the need to work collaboratively together to address similar challenges they face such as wildlife crime, climate change, rising populations as well as the spread of invasive species,” the Indian envoy said.
The rise of the Indian Economy in the last few years has led to a subsequent rise in its citizens touring various countries across the globe.
Kenya is fast becoming a favourable tourist destination for Indians with an annual visitation of around 20,000 Indian tourists. The most common areas visited by Indians in Kenyans include the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Amboseli National Park, KWS officials said.