Communities living near wildlife conservercies in Garissa county should support the protection of the local reticulated Somali giraffes.
While marking the World Giraffe day in Bura East conservancy, Fafi sub county, Garissa CEC for Enviroment, Energy and Natural Resources Hon Habon Aden said the local rectigulated giraffes were among the rare endangered species that called for a concerted efforts towards their protection from poachers.
Hon. Habon noted that poaching remained a major threat in Boulargi, Fafi Conservercy and also claimed the lives of rare somali giraffe that caught the world attention.
She thanked the local community for their peaceful co-existence with the giraffes and urged them to be vigilant and report cases of poaching by communities perceived to be traditional hunters.
She also raised concern over failure on the part of the wildlife to readily access water owing to human activities along River Tana.
She applauded Dr Abdullahi Ali for comming up with the initiative to establish a conservancy for the giraffe and other wildlife in Bura East.
She assured the support and commitment from the county government to ensure that giraffes enjoyed full protection.
The chief officer for Natural Resource and Wildlife, Ahmed Muktar Shidiye, said all stakeholders should summon a collective responsibility towards the protection of the endangered species. This was in line with this year's theme " conserving the Somali giraffe."
Assistant Director for forestry Mohamed Osman and Fafi Sub county Environment officer Abdirahman Yussuf Ibrahim were among officials that accompanied the CEC during the event.
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