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Animals Not Safer Inside Kenya’s Parks Than Outside?

Posted in Africa: Primates with tags , , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Wildebeests, antelope, and other iconic African animals are declining just as quickly in Kenya’s parks and reserves as in the country’s unprotected lands.

That’s the finding of a recent study that questions a central tenet of Kenya’s wildlife conservation strategy.

Based on existing data, the team estimates that key animal populations have fallen by 40 percent over the past 30 years both inside and outside parkland. The paper adds to growing evidence that many of Africa’s protected parks are seeing wildlife declines as result of poaching for trophies and bush meat, habitat destruction, and human encroachment.

Bushmeat is being consumed all over Africa as well as abroad with no regard for where the animal was killed meaning that park lands are no safer than non-park lands

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