SHAKABABO CONSERVANCY ASSOCIATION C.B.O
1. ENVIROMENTAL CONSERVATION STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:
1. Identification of actual and potential hazards and impact of climate change on the ecosystem. • Flooding and the associated destruction of infrastructure.
• Disease transmission.
• Prolonged drought.
• Conduct participatory climate change vulnerability assessment.
2. Identify and priorities appropriate adaptation strategies.
-Protecting and restoring water catchment areas.
-Protecting and restoring of river banks.
-Development and implement natural resources management plan and land use plan.
-Protect key corridors to save migratory species.
-Dyke construction. -Irrigation but employing water conservation techniques.
-Diversifying livelihood by exploring opportunities for IGAS which are conservation friendly.
-Rain water storage.
-Tree planting along rivers to reduce conserve water sheds and reduces siltation.
-Build dykes in areas prone to floods.
-Environmental conservation awareness creation.
-Improve land management. -Insurance scheme.
-Livestock farming (eco-farming).
3. Mitigation to climate change. -Reforestation.
-Mechanism to reduce forest use of firewood and charcoal i.e. on farming tree planting.
-Use of alternative energy source i.e. wind mill, color energy.
-Protecting natural carbon sinks i.e. forests and sources of water
. -Promotion of conservation agriculture i.e. Crop rotation and mulching.
-Alternative construction material i.e. plastic instead of timber.
-Establish community monitoring and patrolling system.
-Promote community involvement in eco- tourism activities.
-Control all illegal activities around the eco-system.
4. Stakeholder identification and involvement:
-K.W.S K.F.S -NEEMA -NATURE KENYA -GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES -PRIVETSECTOR -RELIGIOUS INSTITITION -POLITICAL LEADERS -COMMUNITY MEMBERS -SCHOOLS
. 5. Working with the county government ie directorate of environment.
6. Integrated climate change with bio-diversity monitoring i.e. bird monitoring, weather station reading.
7. Program development (resource mobilization)
SHAKABABO CONSERVANCY PROJECT MITIGATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: SHAKABABO WETLAND ECO-SYSTEM CONSERVATION.
Wetlands are known to perform crucial functions and provide vital products and services essential for environmental integrity and humanly wellbeing, being diverse in their interaction, wetland eco system provides essential benefit to communities and the environment.
Floods control and soil erosion prevent : Wetlands acts as sponges absorbing access storm water from heavy rain fall thereby providing flow regulation ,flood control and prevent soil erosion. Water discharge and recharge: The retention ability of wetlands enables them to discharge and recharge both surface and ground water resource. Water purification, nutrience and natural sinks for pollution: Wetland vegetation absorbs nutrients and toxic substances such as heavy metals from inflowing water thereby improving the quality of outflow resulting in water purification. Climate change mitigation and adaptation: Globally wetlands are recognized as net carbon sinks providing invaluable and effective carbon capture and storage. Wild heritance and centre of biodiversity: Wetland is natural habitance for a variety of plants and animals some of which are of conservation significance, including endemic, endangered and migratory species. Prevention of saline water intrusion: Wetlands are essential for maintaining a buffer zone between fresh water and saline water. Regulation of seasonal varitionsby seasonal wetlands: They act as breeding and generation sites for animal and plants also are critical feeding grounds for livestock migratory water fowl and wildlife.
Energy production: Provide a source of fuel, wood to riparian communities. Tranport: Water transport is common medium of conveying goods and people. Religion and cultural significance: The wetland is important historical sites that compromise priceless component of Kenya’s culture and heritage Tourism and recreational: The nature and serenity of this wetland makes it important eco-tourism and recreational centre. Source of water: The wetland is a critical source of water for multiple use such as domestic, infrastructure development, irrigation aquaculture and livestock watering. Grazing ground: The wetland forms important grazing ground for livestock and wildlife especially during dry seasons. Fish and other food products: The wetland sustains commercial and subsistence, artisanal fisheries in many areas. Soil and minerals: The wetland is major source of clay and sand products for making bricks and ceramic for construction. Animal and plants products: The wetland provides a number of wildlife resources and products i.e. plants are harvested to provide building materials, medicine and cultural artifacts. Research and education: Avery important wetland for scientific research and education. - PROJECT JUSTIFICATION SHAKABABO CONSERVANCY ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION STRATEGIC PLAN 2017-2021 STRATEGIC THRUST: PROMOTE AND MANAGE SHAKABABO ECO-SYSTEM,TOURISM AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN LIVELIHOOD TO CLIMATE CHANGE. STRATEGIC THRUST PROGRAM BEING CATALISED COST ACTIVITY SPECIFIC THRUST CATALYTIC PROGRAM ESTIMATED ACTIVITY BUDGET IN MILLIONS RELAVANT ACTIVITIES OUTPUT/INDICATOR TIME
1.Improvement of marine wild life and tourism 1.Creating marine game watching activities 65m 25m 1. Invest in facilities that enable marine game watching. 2. Acquire tools and equipments related to marine games (River safari, Sea diving, and sport fishing). 3. Promote marine game visits. Increase marine exploration. Increasing the number of tourists. Increase income through marine game Enhance sporting community, cohession as well as employment. June 2017 2. Improvement of game ranching management. 1. Enactment of designated game ranch and conservancy. 2. Establish tented camp. 3.Rehabilitation of silted/breached water pans 58m 17m 96m 1. Arid lifestyle orientation for foreigners and competition for tourist’s activities. 2.Create dry land and rangeland games and promoting them as tourists activities(game watching,hunting,curling,game servailance,patrols,bush riding) 1. Create bed capacity and conference 50/100. 2. Availability of boarding facility and conference activity at the camp for both locals and guests. 1.Rehabilitate wetland eco-system Expand sports activities, game surveillance and patrols. Increase number of related sports. Increase employment and income Increase use of local resources. Increased number of tourists. Improved boarding and conference services. Improved natural resources, wildlife, and birdlife. Improve community cohesion and livelihood. Increased number of tourists. June 2018 3. Promotion and preservation of local, cultures and cultural sites. 1. Promote local culture. 3. Improvement of traditional burial sites/sanctuaries. 15m 10m 1. Thematic cultural events. 2. Cultural exhibition. 3. Cultural media blitz. 4. Establish a cultural centre. 1. Rehabilitation of historic grave sites/sanctuaries. 2. Promote rites of passage as activity. 3. Promote filming activity. Increase use of prevalent culture. Increase income from cultural related resources. Increased number of cultural exhibition. Increased number of tourists. Increased use of prevalent cultural sites. Increased number of sites. Increased number of employment. Increased number of tourists. JUNE 2019 4 Promotion of local artistically works. 1.Enhance local production of art and craft 5m 1. Traditional indigenous knowledge promotion. 2. Promote art and craft through selected flora. Improvement of craft for trade. Increased production of art and craft. Improved income from art trade.
JUNE 2020 SHAKABABO CONSERVANCY ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION WORKPLAN FOR THE PERIOD 1ST JUNE 2017 TO 30TH JUNE 2018 SPECIFIC THRUST TARGET ACTIVITY WHEN RESPONSIBILITY BUDGEST COST
1. Improvement of marine wildlife and tourism. 1. Director. 2. Project manager. 3. Accountant. 4. Human resource officer. 5.3Game scouts. 6.3Tour guider. 7.3Marrine divers. 8.3Surbodinates(Driver,Cocswain,Office secretary) 1. Functional conservancy management June 2017 TO JUNE 2018 SCA 3m 1.Advocacy(Awareness/Capacity building) 1.Stakeholders meeting(NEEMA,KFS,MCA,CDF,KWS,BMU,WARMA,Fisheries depertment,Kenya marine fisheries. Delta dunes, Community ecotourism experts) 2. Community awareness (Leaders meeting, Meeting community target area site at Tarasaa, Ngao, Golbanti, Idsowe, Hola, Ozi,, Kipini). JULY –AUGUST 2017 SCA/Stakeholders./Community 300,000 700,000 1.Create marine game watching activities 1.C construct a beach tower at the island of shakababo oxbow lake 2. Establish a tent camp at the beach of shakababo oxbow lake, idsowe river tana bank, hola, Ozi, Kipini. 3. Procure fishing boat, touring boat, speed patrol boat and the relevant tools and equipments. 4. Construct an intake works to regulate water flow in and out of the oxbow lake from the river.
30TH AUGUST 2017 TO JAN 2018 30TH JAN TO APRIL 2018 SCA/COMMUNITY SCA SCA/COMMUNITY 21m 30m 25m 10m SHAKABABO CONSERVANCY ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION WORKPLAN FOR THE PERIOD 1ST JUNE 2018 TO 30TH JUNE 2019 . SPECIFIC THRUST TARGET ACTIVITY WHEN RESPONSIBILITY BUDGEST COST
1.Improvement of game ranching management. 1.Shakababo conservancy staff recruitment. 1.Functional conservancy management. June 2018 to June 2019 SCA 3M