FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

24th March, 2018

MINISTRY SETS UP A TASK FORCE ON WILDLIFE UTILIZATION

The Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife has set up a Task Force to look into the modalities of wildlife utilization as set out in Section 4(f), Section 72, and the Eighth Schedule of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.

The Cabinet Secretary Hon. Najib Balala, EGH, on Friday 23rd March, 2018 established the Task Force, which will be headed by former KWS Director Dr. David Western. The other Task Force Members will be announced soon through a gazette notice.

The Task Force will evaluate options of consumptive utilization of wildlife (game farming and game ranching) in community and private lands, taking cognizance of the impacts, successes and failures of the previous wildlife cropping program.

The Task Force will also evaluate how consumptive utilization will contribute to the national GDP, food security, job creation and livelihood support, with a view of creating co-existence between communities and wildlife.

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