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Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment

Turkana County is prone to perturbations and famine owing to the prevailing climatic conditions. Due to degradation through natural and anthropogenic activities such as charcoal burning; over time, existing woodlands have been degraded, necessitating rehabilitation. Several drylands adapted plant species studied over the years for the response to the needs of the communities were identified ...

Kenyan Government Mapping Mines With Correlator3D ...

2017-10-3 · October 3, 2017. SimActive Inc. announced that the Directorate of Resource Surveys & Remote Sensing (DRSRS) under the Ministry of Mining in Kenya is using …

Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement in …

2015-11-12 · More recently, Le et al. ( 2014) estimated that the total of 22 % of the Kenyan land area has degraded between 1982 and 2006, including 31 % of croplands, 46 % of forested land, 42 % of shrub lands, and 18 % of grasslands. Land degradation hazard areas in …

Land use conflict in Kajiado District, Kenya

2000-10-1 · Abstract. This study explores land use conflict in S.E. Kajiado District, Kenya. The conflict reflects ongoing competition over access to scarce land and water resources between herding, farming and wildlife, that has been conspicuous for over 30 years and is intensifying. While the complexity of the dynamic interactions and land use conflicts ...

Kenyan Government Mapping Mines with Correlator3D™

2017-10-3 · SimActive Inc., is pleased to announce that the Directorate of Resource Surveys & Remote Sensing (DRSRS) under the Ministry of Mining in Kenya is using Correlator3D™ for extensive mapping of mining activities. The software generates orthomosaics, contour lines, and digital terrain models of fluorspar mines in the Kerio valley in Kenya."The DRSRS provides the Ministry of Mining …

Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Causes and Mitigation …

2021-7-8 · The main wildlife problems in the Kenyan rangelands are crop damage, competition for water and grazing, livestock predation, increased risk of some livestock diseases, various inconveniences such as when protecting crops, and even human fatalities (KWS, 1992; Norton-Griffiths, 1996; Campbell et al., 2000; Muruthi, 2005). Additionally, wildlife

Land-related conflicts in Kenya: policy and legal ...

2005-3-7 · The other land-related conflicts arise and concern the extraction and mining of mineral resources in varied areas of the country the major ones being experienced are from the coast - the salt mining, titanium mining, ruby mining and further inland the gold mining, sapphire mining, fluorspar mining, and limestone mining up in the hinterland.

The Joint XXIV International Grassland Congress and XI ...

2019-11-15 · 4.3 Biodiversity and ecosystem services of rangelands/grasslands. 4.4 Status, and trends in rangelands/grass lands and options in the future. 4.5 Competing Interests in rangelands: mining, fracking, ground water exploitation. Theme 5: Drought management and climate change in rangelands/ grasslands

EXPLORING POTENTIAL ECONOMIC AND LIVELIHOOD …

2015-5-29 · KENYAN RANGELANDS Submitted to Stockholm Environment Institute By African Conservation Centre Dr. Jeff Worden, Dr. David Western, Lucy Waruingi October 2009 INTRODUCTION The rangelands of East Africa are facing an unprecedented period of change. In 2009 the interactive effects of climate uncertainty and land-use change have had devastating ...

Geographic Information System as an Aid to Rangeland ...

2020-4-3 · 246 RANGELANDS 16(6),December 1994 Fig. 1 Example of how the Kenyan rangeland data base is used in a Geographic Information System to aid planning this simplified case, data base components from Marsabit District, Kenya are selected to illustrate factors that should be considered when siting a water point: (a) areas over 10 km from a permanent water source, (b) location of …

Water Stress Tolerance of Six Rangeland Grasses in the ...

2015-11-14 · This study evaluated six grass species in terms of water stress responses by visual quality and living ground cover attributes and the recovery responses post water stress grown at 80, 50, 30% field capacity soil moisture contents. The grass species evaluated were Chloris roxburghiana, Eragrostis superba, Enteropogon macrostachyus, Cenchrus ciliaris, Chloris gayana, and Sorghum ...

A Century of Institutions and Ecology in East Africa''s ...

The colonial and independent governments in Kenya perceived pastoralism as an inefficient method of managing livestock in Kenyan rangelands ( Seno and Shaw, 2002;Western and Manzolillo-Nightingale ...

Where is clay mined for consumption in kenya?

Chapter 2: Introduction to the Kenyan rangelands and Kajiado district. The Kenyan rangelands support a wide range of livestock production systems. .... The numerous rocky scarps and slopes have shallow, reddish-brown, stony clay-loams. ..... include the Amboseli National Park and mining of …

Resource use planning under climate change: Experience ...

2019-7-21 · Estimates show that between 15 and 21 percent of northwestern Kenyan rangelands remain inaccessible each year (Ellis and Swift 1988; Morton 2001). In these rangelands, resource use conflicts are a common feature mainly because of land use transformations, population growth and increased resource scarcity.

determinants of competing land uses in the ...

In addition, the Kenyan government has been seeking privatization of land in the Ecosystem, a move seen as an initial step towards development by non-conservationists (Boone et al., 2005). This is despite increasing concerns on the threat to wildlife and biodiversity from the conservationists ( Okello, 2005, Western et al., 2009, Lewis, 2013 ...

Underperformance of African Protected Area Networks …

2014-5-21 · Likewise, the community conservancies in the northern Kenyan rangelands are supported by a coordinating NGO with funding of ∼USD1.2 million annually . A similarly well funded, supported and coordinated national CBNRM programme is needed in Zambia. c) Encouraging allocation of a greater portion of overseas development aid towards PAs.

Rangelands, Drylands & Pastoralism recounted | Land Portal

Rangelands, Drylands & Pastoralism recounted. Rangelands can be defined as "land on which the indigenous vegetation…is predominantly grasses, grass-like plants, forbs or shrubs that are grazed or have the potential to be grazed, and which is used as a natural ecosystem for the production of grazing livestock and wildlife" [1].

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN KENYA Notes | GL M NG

The Mining ACT Cap 306 This Act is divided into 6 parts. Under section 7 it deals with land use and disposals. Section 61 deals with disputes arising between Government and the mining companies. Section 6(1) establishes the offences and liability for any person who mines on any land in Kenya without appropriate authority and compliance with the ...

Kenya | LandLinks

Kenya''s small-scale and artisan miners conduct between 70 and 80 percent of the mining. The primary small-scale mining operations include gemstone mining in the coastal region, gypsum mining at Kajiado, and alluvial gold mining in western and northern Kenya (Amutabi and Lutta-Mukhebi 2001).

Kenya: Environmental Law Context Report | African Legal ...

2019-8-19 · Kenya: Environmental Law Context Report. A series of extracts and resources compiled by Ghati Nyehita, postgraduate student at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with supervision from Amy Sinclair, Managing Editor of the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII). A Domestic constitution and legislation. 2.

(PDF) Land tenure and mining in Tanzania

Jan 2006. Siri Lange. Tanzania is a ''new'' mining country, and foreign investment in the mining sector has caused controversies. Government revenues from mining increased from 2 million US$ in ...

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2021-1-3 · Annex A Project Objective: To reduce/ eliminate the use of Mercury (Hg) in the Kenyan ASGM mining sector through provision of technical assistance, technology transfer, establishment of public private partnerships and facilitating access to financing for the

Coastal Kenya Programme | WWF Kenya

2021-10-15 · The Kenyan Coast is experiencing a boom in economic opportunities ranging from large scale infrastructure developments (e.g. LAPSSET, Coal Power plant), extractives (mining, oil and gas) and large-scale irrigational agriculture. These developments create new opportunities and demand a different way of working.

Dynamics and Resilience of Rangelands and Pastoral …

2019-4-30 · Rangelands cover more of Earth''s land surface than any other type of land. They have variable and harsh climates, are sparsely populated and remote from markets, produce significant quantities of livestock, and are mostly used and managed in common. Under this already unpredictable and harsh climate, pastoral peoples and rangelands face new and accelerating political, economic, …