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Wildlife Conservation Society in Kenya Charity Profile
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) conserves and manages Kenya’s wildlife for the Kenyan people and the world. It is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament Cap 376 with the mandate to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya, and to enforce related laws and regulations.
The challenges facing wildlife and biodiversity conservation in Kenya are many and varied. They include climate change, habitat degradation and loss, forest depletion, tourism market volatility, human wildlife conflict brought on by population growth and changing land use habits of communities that co-exist with wildlife as well as wildlife crime.
To tackle these issues, we employ a multi-pronged approach and strategies and engage different interest groups, stakeholders and partners.
KWS undertakes conservation and management of wildlife resources outside protected areas in collaboration with stakeholders. It is our goal to work with others to conserve, protect and sustainably manage wildlife resources. The community wildlife program of KWS in collaboration with others encourages biodiversity conservation by communities living on land essential to wildlife, such as wildlife corridors and dispersal lands outside parks and reserves. The premise is that "if people benefit from wildlife and other natural resources, then they will take care of these resources."
"To be a world leader in wildlife conservation”
“To sustainably conserve and manage Kenya’s wildlife and its habitats in collaboration with other stakeholders for posterity”
“At KWS, we conserve and manage Kenya’s wildlife scientifically, responsively and professionally. We do this with integrity, recognizing and encouraging staff creativity, continuous learning and teamwork; in partnership with communities and other
Stewardship of National Parks and Reserves, including security for visitors and wildlife within and outside protected areas
Oversight of wildlife conservation and management outside protected areas, including those under local authorities, community and private sanctuaries
Conservation education and training
Input into national wildlife-related law and policy, and adapting and carrying out international conventions and protocols.