The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) established the positions of honorary wardens to assist the service in carrying out the provisions of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.
KWS had requested all interested persons in the eight nationally designated conservation areas (Mountain, Northern, Southern, Tsavo, Western, Central Rift, Coast, and Eastern) to submit their application by 15th November 2020.
The roles of these wardens were defined to include but not limited to.
- Wildlife security
- Problematic animal management
- Conservation education
- Community engagement and awareness creation on wildlife conservation
- Fundraising for wildlife conservation
- Fire management in protected areas
- Wildlife translocation
- Wildlife census
- Species and ecosystem monitoring
- Wildlife utilization management
- Wildlife veterinary practice
The honorary wardens are charged with further championing the conservation of Kenya’s flora and fauna.
They will serve for three years by way of raising awareness of the importance of wildlife conservation. They will be Kenya’s wildlife ambassadors and help raise funds to keep the country’s national parks thriving.
Please see the members of our landscape who have been given the title of “Honorary Warden” under service to the Kenya Wildlife Service and join us in congratulating these conservation leaders in our landscape.
Let’s work with them to ensure the security and conservation of our nature. They are intended to serve all citizens and wildlife in the Greater Laikipia Landscape.