Kenyan wildlife policies must extend beyond protected areas

December 19, 2019

Peter Tyrrell, WildCRU DPhil candidate and Mistler Graduate Scholar, writes for The Conversation:

‘At least 15% of the world’s surface is governed by laws to protect its living species, including plants, animals and fungi. But this is not enough. The most recent estimates suggest that an additional 30% of the planet’s surface needs further conservation attention. Without this additional protection the world will continue to lose large numbers of species.

What does this look like when we scale down to the country level?

Our research focuses on Kenya – a country renowned for its natural environment, in particular its large mammals such as elephants, rhinos and lions. We looked into whether Kenya’s protected areas and policies adequately conserve its less well known mammals, birds, and amphibians.’

Read the full article on The Conversation