Who Owns Tsavo National Park?

Who Owns Tsavo National Park? Tsavo National Park is situated in the south eastern Kenya, East of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is the largest in Kenya set on (8,036 square miles, 20,812 square km) on the Kenya’s national parks. The Tsavo national park was split into two that is the Tsavo East and the Tsavo West national parks the park covers 22,000 square kilometers making it the largest national park not only in East Africa but also in Africa, the park is also the oldest protected area, The Tsavo National Park was established in April 1948 by the British administrators with the aim of preserving and conserving the fauna and flora that is the plants and animals in the park.

Kenya Wildlife Services.

Kenya Wildlife Services manages the biodiversity of the country of Kenya through protecting and conserving the flora and fauna that is in Kenya, the Kenya Wildlife Services is the responsible body or organisation responsible for managing the most of the National parks and reserves in Kenya unlike the private or individual owned, the most popular exception being the Maasai Mara National Reserve which is managed by the local authorities. However, the Tsavo National Park is owned by the Kenya Wildlife Services in Kenya thus Who Owns Tsavo National Park?.

The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) is a Kenyan state corporation that was established in 1989 to conserve and manage Kenya’s Wildlife, it was established under the Act of parliament Cap 376 (The Wildlife Conservation and Management Amendment 1989 Act) with the mandate to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya and to enforce related laws and regulations, by managing the biodiversity of the country through protecting the flora and fauna.

Who Owns Tsavo National Park?
Tsavo National Park?

Kenya Wildlife Services the money it collects as conservation fees in the parks is used to help the conservation of the flora and fauna within the parks, however the Kenya Wildlife Service runs specific programmes to assist Kenyan species and their habitats that are in the particular danger and the habitats are forests and wetland programmes as well as specific elephant and rhino projects to help them recover from poaching, the Hirola which is in danger of extinction is also being monitored, within the Kenya Wildlife Services there are several services and each responsibility for a different area of work. The services which are under the Kenya Wildlife Services includes as;

Community Wildlife Service.

This branch of the Kenya Wildlife Service is responsible for the works outside the national parks, they work instead in areas such as the wildlife corridors, and teach the communities living there to encourage conservation and look after their resources, through protection which promotes sustainable development in various sectors like the flora and fauna in communities by discouraging activities like poaching, over exploitation of resources and among wildlife in Kenya.


The Security which is also a branch of the Kenya Wildlife Service is to estimate poaching in the national parks of Kenya and to stop illegal trade, the Kenyan government has also erected fences which keeps the precious animals or wildlife inside the national park. The Kenya Wildlife Service, through its rangers, it offers the most extensive patrols and protection of the country’s wildlife in its wild spaces and as a result hundreds of ranges have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Veterinary services.                                                                                

Veterinary services are under the Kenya Wildlife Services, the services ensure that the healthy breeding populations of the species are maintained throughout in the entire country of both the national parks and reserves in Kenya, which leds to healthy production of animals hence quick multiplication of species in the parks, which markets the country and thus leading to high numbers of tourists coming in the country, Who Owns Tsavo National Park?.

The Kenya Wildlife Services conserves and manages the Tsavo National Park for both Kenyan people and the world, the Kenya Wildlife Service together with the state corporation established by an Act of Parliament Cap 376 with the mandate to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya and to enforce related laws and regulations forexample like elimination and set laws about poaching in the Kenyan National parks and reserves which increases the number of animals in the country hence increased tourism.

The Kenya Wildlife Services undertakes conservation and management of the wildlife resources outside protected areas in collaboration with the stakeholders around the Tsavo National Park those are the community people, leaders, farmers, teachers and among more the Kenya Wildlife Services  works with them to conserve, protect and sustainably manage wildlife resources by living on land essentials to wildlife, such as wildlife  corridors and dispersal lands outside parks and reserves with the premise which is ‘If people benefit from the wildlife and other natural resources, then they will take care of these resources’

Who Owns Tsavo National Park?
Tsavo National Park wildlife

The Kenya Wildlife Services prepares and implement national park management plans like the Tsavo National Park if it wants to implement new systems of paying like the park fees the entry fees, camping and at times the over trekking charges in the park, the Kenya Wildlife Service implements the plan and does the right decision making for it, also it assists and advise in the preparation of management plans for community and private wildlife conservancies and sanctuaries, Who Owns Tsavo National Park?. The Kenya Wildlife Services collect revenue and charges due to the national government from wildlife and as appropriate to develop mechanisms for benefit sharing with communities living in wildlife areas to promote the country’s ecosystem.

The Kenya Wildlife Services conduct and co-ordinate all the research activities in the field of wildlife conservation and management and ensure application of research findings in conservation planning, implementing and decision making and all other related park activities of Tsavo National Park.

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