Kenyan conservationist urges Africa to boost resources for wildlife conservation – Xinhua

NAIROBI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — A Kenyan conservationist on Saturday urged African nations to boost resources for wildlife conservation.

Jim Nyamu, executive director of Elephant Neighbor Center, told journalists in Nairobi that most wildlife agencies in the continent are underfunded due to the lack of prioritization of wildlife conservation.

“Africa has to take up the responsibility to conserve their wildlife heritage including key cornerstone species such as elephant and rhinos,” Nyamu said after completing a tour in five African countries.

In July, Nyamu led a team of Kenyan environmentalists on a 3,900-km walk through Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana in a bid to raise awareness of the plight of the African elephant.

The executive director said that his walk managed to bring…

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