Case Study - Ecotourism - Kenya

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How many people visit Kenya each year?
70,000
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What are the motivators for Kenya?
beaches, safari's and tribal culture
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What is the name of the main tribe?
Masai Tribe
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(E) What % does tourism account for the national GDP?
15%
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(E) How much was made in 2006?
$803 million
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(E) How many people were employed by tourism, in 2003>
219,000
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(E) What % of money goes back to locals?
15%
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(E) Where does the rest of the money go to?
Back to the travel companies
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(E) What did the government promise the Masai Tribe?
A share of the profit, but they never got any
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(S) How are the culture and customs of the Masai tribe preserved?
some of their traditions are shown to tourists, like traditional dancing
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(S) What was the social issue of building tourist areas>
some tribes people were diplaced off of their own land
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(S) What's the issue with the way western tourists dress?
It offends some of the Kenyan Muslims
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(S) negative impacts (2)
i) poorly paid, seasonal jobs, ii) conflict between tourist jobs and the Masai Mara thruogh exploitation of local culture
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(Env) How many national parks are there in Kenya?
23
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(Env) Why do the tourists have to pay to get in?
so the money helps go towards the national park and helps protect the animals
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(Env) What are the (4) main issues with national parks?
i) safari vehicles destroy vegetation(soil erosion), ii)habitats destroyed (leopard), iii) people take coral reefs as souvenirs iv)pollution endangered all 5 turtle species
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(Env) How to reduce soil erosion in safaris?
Hot Air balloon safari
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(Env) Name 3 activities that dont harm the wildlife
Sky diving, rafting along theN-giro riverand walking safari
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(Env) What are the park initiatives?
improvement of park infrastructure improving roads and air stirps to improve accessibility without drawing too much land
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(Env)n What are the benefits of tourism?
income protects wildlife and scenery like the Bamburi National Trail and can open up more conservation areas
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What is a honeypot site?
A honeypot site is a location attracting a large number of tourists who, due to the numbers, place pressure on the environment and people
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What has the government done to manage the impacts?
Savannah and Masai Mara Restoration.
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How dd they do this?
They hired more park rangers, put tourist quoatas to cnotrol the flow of tourism.
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How has the government diversifying into Eco Tourism?
i) various eco resorts, like the Kigio Conservancy have been set up ii)diversifying product range into kayaking, hiking etc.
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