Challenges facing Sports tourism in Kenya

Brian Dan MigoweThe Kenyan wildlife service must acknowledged the magnitude of the country’s poaching problem, writes Brian Dan Migowe, 23, a Correspondent from Kenya, who says that community awareness and policing along with tough laws are needed to stop the slaughter.

Kenya insists the battle over poaching has not been lost and it is not overwhelmed with the fight against poaching, resisting calls from conservationists and wildlife activists to declare the on-going butcher of elephants and rhinos a national disaster.

The head of the Kenya wildlife service, the state run institution mandated with the protection and conservation of wildlife, dismissed allegations that known ring-leaders of the rhino horn and elephant ivory poaching groups were acting with impunity and in complete neglect of wildlife conservation. Six rhinos have been killed in the last one week in spite of the new anti-poaching law that stipulates hefty fines or life imprisonment for the offenders. One more rhino was wounded and is fighting for its life as I write this piece. This rising wave of killings has startled conservationists who fear that the new law may not deter the determined poachers. Meanwhile the state claims that it has not lost its fighting teeth, saying the fight against the poaching of elephant and rhino population “is not a crisis but a challenge” and thus cannot be declared a national disaster as conservationists want.

It is time the Kenya wildlife service acknowledged the magnitude of the problem that they are facing – certainly not a sole Kenyan fight but a regional one. As prices and demands increase, so do the illegal killing of rhinos and elephants in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the time to declare the high poaching rate in the game reserves and the national parks of the country a national disaster or else see its elephants and rhinos go extinct-something that would be a major blow to safari destination tourism earnings. It is that time to acknowledge that with rhinos being killed in the most heavily guarded zones – the Nairobi national park which happens to be the headquarters of the Kenya wildlife service – that these poachers have little fear of tough new laws. No amount of policing without community awareness, community cooperation and community policing, together with the Kenya wildlife service rangers, will stop the butcher of the Kenyan wild for horns and ivory.

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New Zealand

2006-09-02 22:57:26 by guy-from-another-forum

It will be midsummer there. There are beaches but nobody gives a crap about what you look like in a swimsuit. It is very relaxed and there is a lot to do.
You could do the Bay of Islands for beaches, sailing, big game fishing or scuba diving.
Or Auckland is good for a city vacation. City stuff, go to the museum and aquarium, go up the volcanoes, out on the ferries to the vineyards on Waiheke Island or the bird sanctuary on Tiritiri Island, out to the west coast side for big surf, scenery and solitude.
Rotorua/Waitomo Caves/Taupo loop for adventure sports and the geothermal tourism stuff, hiking, or trout fishing


2006-11-02 20:47:38 by --

I'd go for Peru, myself. Chile next. But definitely, need more details to give any helpful input. Argentina was less interesting to me than I expected -- I think Buenos Aires is probably pretty great if you want a city experience, but then I'm not sure how much there is for you outside of that. (Having said that, I haven't been to Bariloche, and would still plan to. But only as a side to a mostly-Chile expedition.) Costa Rica is great, but also has a seriously tourism-driven economy, and is really best if you want to do adventure tours/sports or just completely relax. Peru and Chile I like because there are just lots of options, at least as long as you don't crave a metropolis and want more culture, outdoors, whatever

Information about Nepal

2011-04-05 02:54:41 by advmaypoletreks

Nepal is a land of unparalleled scenic beauty located within one of the most diverse geographical areas on earth. Nestled high in the Himalayas between China and India, it has retained its essentially agrarian and medieval character. Its wondrous history and geography are still the defining aspects of everyday life.
Since Nepal first opened its frontiers to foreign visitors in the fifties, it has been the epicenter of Himalayan adventure activities. Climbing and trekking holidays in Nepal Himalaya has become highly sought after adventure sports throughout the world soon after the advent of tourism culture

Going to Peru? Ask a Native tour operator.

2006-08-01 17:43:25 by CuscoExpert

My family is from Cusco, Peru. (Your destination in order to visit Machu Pichu). I've lived in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years and I go to Peru at least once a year. This is my third year organising tours to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Because tourism is the main industry in Cusco most of my family and friends have been involved in tourism for many years. This gives me an insider look, and puts me in a great position to get the best values.
Cusco is one of my favorite travel destinations. There is something interesting for every body. Great history, magnificent architectural complexes, wonderful arts and crafts, beautiful music, exotic customs and traditions,unique scenery and wildlife, varied and exciting adventure sports, as well as a fun night life

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