Weekly Ecotourism Kenya News – 19/5/2020

Nairobi National Park Management Plan 2020 – 2030

The Nairobi National Park (NNP) management plan 2020-2030 is adopted and improved from the NNP management plan for 2005-2010; for ecological integrity, enhance visitor experience, enhance community benefits from wildlife, minimize human-wildlife conflicts and improve wildlife security.

The purpose of Nairobi National Park is to protect diverse critical habitats, especially highland dry forest, savannah and wetlands, and their associated species of conservation concern such as Rhinos and Lions for the benefit of present and future generations.

In the new plan, KWS wants to address 12 issues facing the only park in a city in the world. The issues are habitat loss and fragmentation in the dispersal areas, decline in the wildlife population, poaching, human-wildlife conflicts, alien and invasive species, pollution, mining and quarries. The others are climate change, low park visitation, increased urbanization, settlement threats on the sheep and goats ranch, and infrastructure development.

Ecotourism Kenya supports the subjection of the plan to public scrutiny as the park’s management is a concern to all of us. Following the directive by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of tourism and wildlife Najib Balala to extend the review to allow public participation, kindly check the link here Nairobi National Park Draft Management Plan 2020-2030  and send your comments to Mr. Apollo Kariuki Head-Planning and Environmental Compliance, email: apollok@kws.go.ke by 30th June 2020.

 Webinar on Understanding Your Workforce –Tourism Businesses in Response to COVID-19 Series

The SheTrades in the Commonwealth project seven-part webinar series to support businesses in responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19 hits it’s 5th Episode this week. For the longest time, we have heard how human resource is the greatest asset that your business has! However the impact of covid-19 has exposed the human capital where most business had to give pay cuts, give unpaid leaves or worse… lay off.

Topic: Understanding Your Workforce

Date: Friday, 22nd May 2020

Time: 14.30hrs (EAT)

Register – CLICK HERE

Through this webinar you’ll get to understand how do you ensure that both you and your staff have a healthy relationship post the covid-19 trauma?  How do you build that broken relationship? How do you re-gain workforce loyalty and get the best output from them?

 Ksh20M for Plastic War, Government Indicates!

The Treasury has allocated Sh20 million to finance removal of plastics in the country’s protected areas as State steps up war on the non-biodegradable materials. The money has been allocated to environment and wildlife department to help clear the plastic bags in the financial year starting July 1.

The announcement comes as the country prepares to effect President Uhuru Kenyatta’s announcement on the ban of single-use plastics in beaches, national parks, forests and conservation areas. While addressing the opening plenary of Day 3 of the ongoing Women Deliver 2019 Conference, in Vancouver Canada, Uhuru said that the ban will take effect on June 5, 2020.

“Sustainable environment is a guarantee to a healthy, better and productive society. And that is why women and girls who are key victims of unsustainable practices must own this campaign as part of the gender equality campaign,” Uhuru said. Read more

WTTC unveils New Measures to Re-establish Confidence in Travel & Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector has unveiled a range of new worldwide measures to restart the sector. The measures have been designed to rebuild confidence among consumers so they can travel safely once the restrictions are lifted.

The new Safe Travels protocols provide consistency to destinations and countries as well as guidance to travel providers, operators, and travellers, about the new approach to health and hygiene in the post COVID-19 world. The health and safety of travellers and workers is put at the heart of the new global protocols, which have been drawn up by WTTC Members.

WTTC has divided the new guidance into five pillars including restarting operations, ensuring the traveller experience is safe and secure, rebuilding trust and confidence, innovation and implementing enabling policies. For more, CLICK HERE



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Ecotourism Kenya
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