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Road threat to Nairobi National Park

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Post  whitestarling on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:26 pm

Kenya mulls road through Nairobi National Park
Kenya's cabinet has approved a controversial plan to build a road through Nairobi National Park.
The idea is yet to be debated in parliament, but conservationists are concerned about the impact it will have on the region’s environment.
Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi.
Source: Al Jazeera
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:56 am

More issues in Kenya - and more controversy. They need a good look at themselves and how much they rely on tourism before they do any more damage. Kenya is a volatile country and without tourism ???

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Post  Doogs on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:57 pm

It really is getting beyond a joke isn't it, it's awful Crying or Very sad

A road through the NP, less space for the animals - they should just shut that place down altogether and relocate the animals to the wild, you could certainly do that with the likes of the giraffe, zebra, etc etc.

Horrible to see on the film the lions who have been killed Crying or Very sad Sad
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Post  whitestarling on Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:31 am

Even more evidence of the dysfunctional workings of Kenya's Government, and whats happening in the Parks
WANTED ALIVE !!!..not DEAD !
The recent mass killings of some of the Nairobi Na...tional Park lions on land south of the park , and the incidents with the lionesses in the Langata residential area have set the “alarm bells” ringing with many people who are concerned about the future of the lions .
In order to understand the future , we need to briefly look back at the past. In the years after 1946 when the park was gazetted there was still plentiful game and the annual migration movements south of the park were hardly obstructed . However it is now 2012 and Nairobi has become a mega city of approx 4 million people and growing , with the tiny 117 sq km Nairobi National Park , being rapidly surrounded and is fast becoming “ a green island in a sea of concrete “ .
I believe we are now at the “tipping point” , as action to help can no longer be delayed , as it was in 2003 when many lions were killed outside the park . The tough decision to make now is that park now needs to be fenced . However I believe that proper fencing is required almost all round , except for the possibility of a narrow migration corridor in the south , that will be dependent on the local community wanting to be involved in eco-tourism and wildlife conservation .
The reduced herds in combination with the size of the park , means that a viable lion population of not more than 30 lions is recommended , as lions are very important in the Nairobi park . Therefore surplus “problem” lions would need to be relocated to other parks or reserves , like Kora near Meru .
Responsible people cannot delay the right decisions as we all want the lions to be “WANTED ALIVE ….not DEAD’See more
This album shows much of what i have seen over the past few years and hopefully gives others some insight of what is inside the park !!!
by: Nairobi national park.

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Post  Safari Maiden on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:46 am

First thoughts on reading this is the bl**dy Serengeti Highway has even more to answer to. Who next?
Its as though its an 'if they can we can' attitude, probably using the same arguments to get what they want. Aaagh!
What is there main income, mmmmmm let me think, TOURISM per chance. How to KILL your main income, KILL the wildlife - the reason people visit your country in the first place. Head Banger Head Banger Head Banger Head Banger Head Banger

Rant over.

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Post  radhu on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:05 pm

Sad to see the lions killed like this.Sad they deserve a life man!!

this is a problem even here,there were n number of cases where elephants die of train hits and tigers and numerous wildlife dye of vehicle hits!!

do you want land for the wild or roads for your cars!!! u need to decide that

encroachment into the forest lands will definitely create conflicts!!


one thing that can be done will be to provide buffer area near all national parks and elephant corridors !

no roads no congregate buildings or human settlement around all national parks

if we can keep this thumb rule atleast 50% of the problem will be solved !!




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