By James Omoro | March 5th 2020 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300
The government has launched a strategic plan to protect roan antelopes which are on the verge of extinction.
Recovery planSpeaking during the function, Mr Balala said the recovery plan is aimed at increasing the number of roan antelopes from 12 to 50 by 2030. He said measures will be put in place to eradicate predisposing factors that can lead to extinction of roan antelopes. Such predisposing factors include poaching, bush fires and human-wildlife conflict. Mr Awiti said there is need to establish a hotel in Ruma National Park to enhance tourism. In his response, Balala ordered the KSW management to advertise a tender for construction of a lounge in Ruma by June, this year. KWS requires Sh187.7 million to protect roan antelope. The budget is contained in the Roan Antelope Recovery Action Plan unveiled by Balala.