@StandardMedia

Kenya challenges African countries to support Elephant Protection Initiative

1 months ago, 12 Oct 12:58

By: Standard Reporter

Kenya is calling on more African countries to support the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) in its concerted efforts to safeguard African elephants.

Speaking in London at the inaugural meeting of Elephant Protection Initiative, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said the call would significantly help fight the illegal wildlife trade across the continent to ensure a sustainable ecosystem.

EPI is Africa’s indigenous response to the elephant poaching crisis on the continent.

“Kenya’s rich natural assets are extremely vital for our citizens’ livelihoods, economic growth and pursuit for sustainable development,” First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said.

“We have committed to play a leading role in the global fight against illegal ivory trade,” she added. (I call upon more African countries to become signatories to EPI so that the illegal wildlife trade could be fought across the continent to ensure a sustainable ecosystem.”

The First Lady, as leader of the Kenyan delegation at the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) London global conference, had earlier outlined two of Kenya’s eight pledges geared towards combating illegal wildlife trade.

“Kenya commits to strengthen law enforcement at key ports of entry and exit to check for any illegal trafficking of trophies through the country and apprehend any offenders perpetrating this crime,” the she outlined.

She added: “Kenya is committed to enhance inter-agency cross border collaboration in illegal wildlife trade at all points of entry and exits for concerted efforts in fighting illegal trade in wildlife trophies.”

Emphasizing the need for a concerted effort to protect elephants, the First Lady said across the world, and throughout history, any change brought about by humanity has always been as a result of a collaborative process.

“Brokering agreements between diverse stakeholders of similar conviction enables us to take a stand together in what we believe in,” she said.

The First Lady also assured of Kenya’s commitment to support the National Elephant Action Plans (NEAPs) platform to mobilise resources for the implementation of sound conservation efforts that would ensure local communities experience economic gain from wildlife conservation.


Read More


Category: business news

Suggested

Now
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
Vodacom could partner with Kenya's Safaricom to exploit Ethiopian market | Africanews

According to Vodacom's CEO, Shameel Joosub, Ethiopia which announced in June that it will open its state-run telecoms monopoly to foreign investors, is “probably the most attractive” potential new ...

Category: africa africa_business business news topnews
6 hours ago, 22:25
@TheStar - By: Elizabeth Kivuva ...
New policy on investing to save taxpayer cash

The state has developed a new policy to reduce financial risks involved in cushioning private sector investment projects. In the policy called Government Support Measures 2018, the national Treasury w ...

Category: topnews news business
13 hours ago, 16:00
@DailyNation - By: Seeds Of Gold Tea ...
Brief news on farming and agribusiness developments from around the region

A collection of brief news from the world of farming and agribusiness ...

Category: topnews news business
10 hours ago, 19:01
@BusinessDaily - By: Nasibo Kabale
NEWS INDEPTH: Executives reveal biggest risks to business in

Unemployment cited as posing biggest challenge turning spotlight on skills gap. ...

Category: business markets news opinion lifestyle
11 hours ago, 17:52
@TheStar - By: Elizabeth Kivuva
Naivas to reward customers during 10-week campaign

Christmas begins early as retailer Naivas launched a 10-week customer reward campaign to run until mid-January. The ‘Naivas yangu, krisi yangu’ campaign has weekly draws, branch-specific draws and a g ...

Category: business news
11 hours ago, 17:52
@TheStar - By: Elizabeth Kivuva
Sarova bags top beach resort award

 Sarova Hotels and Resorts chain bagged six awards during the World Luxury Hotel Awards in Indonesia. Sarova Mara Game Camp in the Maasai Mara bagged leading tented camp award in the world, and Sarova ...

Category: business news

@StandardMedia

Kenya challenges African countries to support Elephant Protection Initiative

1 months ago, 12 Oct 12:58

By: Standard Reporter

Kenya is calling on more African countries to support the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) in its concerted efforts to safeguard African elephants.

Speaking in London at the inaugural meeting of Elephant Protection Initiative, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said the call would significantly help fight the illegal wildlife trade across the continent to ensure a sustainable ecosystem.

EPI is Africa’s indigenous response to the elephant poaching crisis on the continent.

“Kenya’s rich natural assets are extremely vital for our citizens’ livelihoods, economic growth and pursuit for sustainable development,” First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said.

“We have committed to play a leading role in the global fight against illegal ivory trade,” she added. (I call upon more African countries to become signatories to EPI so that the illegal wildlife trade could be fought across the continent to ensure a sustainable ecosystem.”

The First Lady, as leader of the Kenyan delegation at the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) London global conference, had earlier outlined two of Kenya’s eight pledges geared towards combating illegal wildlife trade.

“Kenya commits to strengthen law enforcement at key ports of entry and exit to check for any illegal trafficking of trophies through the country and apprehend any offenders perpetrating this crime,” the she outlined.

She added: “Kenya is committed to enhance inter-agency cross border collaboration in illegal wildlife trade at all points of entry and exits for concerted efforts in fighting illegal trade in wildlife trophies.”

Emphasizing the need for a concerted effort to protect elephants, the First Lady said across the world, and throughout history, any change brought about by humanity has always been as a result of a collaborative process.

“Brokering agreements between diverse stakeholders of similar conviction enables us to take a stand together in what we believe in,” she said.

The First Lady also assured of Kenya’s commitment to support the National Elephant Action Plans (NEAPs) platform to mobilise resources for the implementation of sound conservation efforts that would ensure local communities experience economic gain from wildlife conservation.


Read More

Category: business news

Suggested

Now
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
Vodacom could partner with Kenya's Safaricom to exploit Ethiopian market | Africanews

According to Vodacom's CEO, Shameel Joosub, Ethiopia which announced in June that it will open its state-run telecoms monopoly to foreign investors, is “probably the most attractive” potential new ...

Category: africa africa_business business news topnews
6 hours ago, 22:25
@TheStar - By: Elizabeth Kivuva ...
New policy on investing to save taxpayer cash

The state has developed a new policy to reduce financial risks involved in cushioning private sector investment projects. In the policy called Government Support Measures 2018, the national Treasury w ...

Category: topnews news business
13 hours ago, 16:00
@DailyNation - By: Seeds Of Gold Tea ...
Brief news on farming and agribusiness developments from around the region

A collection of brief news from the world of farming and agribusiness ...

Category: topnews news business
10 hours ago, 19:01
@BusinessDaily - By: Nasibo Kabale
NEWS INDEPTH: Executives reveal biggest risks to business in

Unemployment cited as posing biggest challenge turning spotlight on skills gap. ...

Category: business markets news opinion lifestyle
11 hours ago, 17:52
@TheStar - By: Elizabeth Kivuva
Naivas to reward customers during 10-week campaign

Christmas begins early as retailer Naivas launched a 10-week customer reward campaign to run until mid-January. The ‘Naivas yangu, krisi yangu’ campaign has weekly draws, branch-specific draws and a g ...

Category: business news
11 hours ago, 17:52
@TheStar - By: Elizabeth Kivuva
Sarova bags top beach resort award

 Sarova Hotels and Resorts chain bagged six awards during the World Luxury Hotel Awards in Indonesia. Sarova Mara Game Camp in the Maasai Mara bagged leading tented camp award in the world, and Sarova ...

Category: business news
Our App