Kenyans for Wildlife

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Presentation by Raabia Hawa and Ian James Saunders at the 3rd E-Tourism East Africa Conference- March 2012

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  • 1. KENYANS FORWILDLIFE

2. Background What is Kenyans For Wildlife (K4W) ? How does it work? 3. CAMPAIGNS 4. PAMOJA Konza City &The Malili Wildlife RescueCause: Concerns raised by members of K4W on wildlife death and sufferingoccuring as a result of fencing for development of Konza CityZebra dead on impact on the ICT fence Action: Members used the platform to rally for support and resourcesResults:Over 50,000 bottles collected in 2 days from food courts, suppliers andrecyclers Total of 11km of fenceline covered to date, 4km remains.Bottles reflectand warn wildlife 25 children volunteered from Kivuko Primary Joint effort with KWS, ACK, NYS and K4W membersUoN Travel & Tourism Mngmt. StudentsEffect: Ongoing project that has brought Kenyans together for a hands-onapproach in saving wildlife 5. PAMOJA Proactivity &Awareness Cause:Concern on shark finning on Kenyas coastline raisedon the site by members of K4W Action: Members began taking photos of restaurantmenus and products on local store shelves madeusing shark fin and shark products Result: Members of K4W initiated e-mail action to raiseawareness to concerned establishments that theuse of shark products was not acceptable due toits unsustainable nature Effect:Ongoing campaign that has brought togetherorganisations and individuals to work for aFrom The Daily Nation and Africa Review common cause 6. PAMOJA Raising the bar on Responsible Tourism Cause: Concerns raised on the site by K4W memberson overspeeding in National Parks by touroperators and individual car owners Action:Members begin posting photographs of anyvehicle found speeding or going offroad withinNational Parks and respective KWS wardensIrresponsible tourism alerted on the site Result:Respective tour operators are engagedconstructively Effect:Tourism industry is becoming more aware thatthere is now a public channel of awareness withIllegal wildlife products on sale in hotel boutique direct pipelines to KWS 7. PAMOJAWorking TogetherThe Tsavo Snake Park Rescue and ReleaseConcern: Several snakes, tortoisesand crocodiles being kept infilthy conditions Animals had been starvedand not received any vetcare, one tortoise was inserious conditionResults: Members organised a cleanup and fed the animals KWS alerted and wildlifereleased safely Once again, wildlifehighlighted in local dailies 8. PAMOJA Site used to raise awareness and support both financially and physically Worked closely with KWS and the Mount Kenya Trust to put out fires in Chogoria 9. PAMOJA Confidential Information Sharingkenyansforwildlife@gmail.com Case example: Cause:K4W member submitted via email photographic evidence of illegal hunting parties in Kenya@kenyan4wildlife Action:Members submitted similar information via email Result:Relevant officers within KWS were alerted Effect:K4W assists in chanelling information to relevant authority to aid the fight against wildlife crime 10. Today and Tomorrow K4W has become the central point of information sharing for anything wildliferelated online K4W a petition based approach K4W as a platform hopes to raise substantial support for Kenyas position atthe CITES meeting in 2013 in a bid to ban all trade in Ivory and rhino hornPAMOJA 11. KENYANS FORWILDLIFE