Rangeland resources assessment, mapping and monitoring (livestock and wildlife) for planning, conservation and management.
Under this programme, aerial survey of rangeland resources will be assessed, mapped and monitored. These resources will include livestock, wildlife and environmental parameters. The programme has targeted eight (8) Counties, namely Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Narok, Tana River, TaitaTaveta, Laikipia and Kitui. This will cover a total of 6,966 subunits with each unit measuring 5Km by 5 Km. These rangeland hold significant wildlife and livestock populations that will be major drivers in their economy and the realization of Vision 2030.The information generated will be used for planning, conservation and management at both national and county level. The main objectives of carrying-out the above activities are:
- Provide data on population numbers, distribution and migration patterns of wildlife / livestock with a view to observing their population dynamics as well as habitat preferences;
- Show the impact of environmental changes and their impact on wildlife and livestock numbers and their distribution;
- Establish whether stocking levels are within the Counties carrying capacities
- Provide information that will assist in proper management and conservation of wildlife / livestock and the environment.