ways in which the wild animals are of significance to the economy of Kenya




The following are ways in which wild animals are of significance to the economy of Kenya:

  • They earn the country foreign exchange from tourism
  • it provides employment to the people, national parks, and tourist hotels
  • wild animals help provide alternative land use in semi-arid areas which are not suitable for agriculture
  • some animals provide raw materials for industries
  • wild animals provide a balanced ecosystem in Kenya
  • they earn the government revenue
  • the conservation of wild animals stimulates the development of roads which leads to increased accessibility to some otherwise remote areas
  • they provide game meat for local consumption and export
  • national parks/ game reserves are used for scientific studies and research

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