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We need innovative Ways to Tackle Human Wildlife Conflict. According to KWS, between 2017 and 2020, a total of 388 Kenyans died after being attacked by wild animals, while 2,080 were left nursing various injuries. Most probably, these statistical facts have soared up to date. A disbursement of Ksh.530 million was made by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, this was to go towards compensation of the victims of wildlife casualties, fatalities, and property losses. Despite the compensations, life is sacrosanct, and no amount of compensation can neither be equated to the pain of loss of a loved one, nor is there any merry-making with compensation money when one is bereft of a limb or two courtesy of wildlife-human conflict.


World Wildlife Report by UNODC of 2020 shows that in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa alone, between 2006 and 2018, 17,000 elephants were poached annually. This means that for the 12 years, the region lost 204,000 elephants; a humongous number and a great loss to conservation and eco-tourism. In 2018 alone, 386 elephants were killed for their precious trophies in Kenya. The aforementioned information shows that both humans’ and wildlife’s lives are lost concurrently if not in a simultaneous correlation. Losing both facets of life is both economically depressing because – as human capital is lost through this conflict, the wildlife esthetic that encourage eco-tourism is also lost.


With human population increase and the consequential human settlement and urbanization, there is a correlation decrease in wildlife corridors together with the ever-shrinking wildlife habitat. This implies that there would be an automatic cohabitation between the wildlife and humans as the domestic bulges towards the wild while the wild shrinks to the domestic. This calls for innovative approaches and amicable ways of addressing these wildlife-human conflicts.


The amicable innovative way that should be adopted is taming the wild in order to achieve friendly coexistence between the wild and the domestic in order to have a blend of heterogeneous ecosystem, of course with a distinction of the jungle and human habitats.

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