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Title:Impact of human-wildlife conflict resolution on wildlife conservation and socioeconomic welfare of pastoral communities: a case study of Samburu pastoralists, Samburu District, Kenya
Authors:Esilaba, M.O.ISNI
Maara, N.T.
Tangus, J.K.
Year:2007
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:23
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:41-54
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., maps
Geographic terms:Kenya
East Africa
Subjects:conflict resolution
pastoralists
wildlife protection
Wildlife
Human-animal relationships
Wildlife conservation
Pastoral systems
Conflict management
Samburu (African people)
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v023/23.2esilaba.pdf
Abstract:Human-wildlife conflicts have escalated in semi-arid lands in Kenya because of changes in various aspects, including land use, arable farming and sedentary life style of pastoralists in semi-arid lands, inadequate wildlife control and a ban on the hunting of wild animals. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of human-wildlife conflicts on wildlife conservation as an alternative source of income to improve the welfare of pastoralists. The study was carried out in Kirisia, Lorroki and Baragoi divisions (Samburu District). A survey was conducted among households and the data gathered were analysed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The results indicated that human-wildlife conflicts have great impact on wildlife conservation and the socioeconomic welfare of pastoralists. The study highlighted the need for the government to revise existing policies on wildlife conservation and management in Kenya. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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