TRAFFIC’s assessment Wildlife protection and trafficking assessment in Kenya: Drivers and trends of transnational wildlife crime in Kenya and its role as a transit point for trafficked species in East Africa (PDF, 3.5 MB) was carried out under the auspices of the USAID-funded Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment, and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project, implemented by TRAFFIC and IUCN. Wildlife TRAPS aims to increase understanding of the character and scale of the international response required to tackle wildlife crime between Africa and Eastern Asia, identify intervention points, test non-traditional approaches, and develop and deliver a suite of ground-breaking partnerships.
The basis of the report was the input by participants at a Kenya Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop held in Nairobi on April 14 and 15, 2015. Many others also contributed to the compilation of the information including individuals from group ranches around the Tsavo-Amboseli ecosystem; conservancy leaders; various conservation experts; the Kenya Wildlife Service; National Museums of Kenya; the Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural Resources; Isiolo County Government and the Environment Office, USAID Kenya and East Africa.
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