NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Cabinet on Thursday passed wildlife and mineral bills and policies to speed up the conservation of the country’s wildlife resources and also to recognize the rapid expansion and importance of mining in the country.
A statement issued in Nairobi after the Cabinet meeting said the Wildlife Policy and Wildlife Bill 2012 will provide a comprehensive institutional framework for managing wildlife, human wildlife conflict, and compensation and ensures that wildlife is beneficial to those who live with the wildlife.
"The Bill establishes that the Kenya Wildlife and Forestry Regulatory Council; County Wildlife Conservation Committees; Wildlife Conservation Fund and restructures the Kenya Wildlife Services to fit within the new regulatory framework," the statement said.
Kenya wildlife enthusiasts have been banking on the passage of the new Wildlife Bill 2011 to reduce the rising cases of poaching in the East African nation.
Via Wildlife Margrit