STEPS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF RHINO AND BONGO SANCTUARY IN MERU ON FINAL PHASE
*STEPS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF RHINO AND BONGO SANCTUARY IN MERU ON FINAL PHASE*
The vision by Governor Kiraitu Murungi to expand tourism in Meru through establishment of a rhino and bongo sanctuary on Mt. Kenya at Mucheene and Marania forests is well on course and currently on conclusion phase.
Yeasterday the full board of the Meru Rhino and Bongo Sanctuary Trust held a meeting chaired by the Trust chairman, Mr. John Kinoti and CEC member for Tourism Maingi Mugambi, where they received briefing on the preliminary research findings by the KWS and KFS scientist before the issuance of user license for the project to begin.
KFS top scientists from headquarters in Nairobi led by Head of Forests Health and Biodiversity Mr. James Mwang’ombe, and those from KWS HQ led by Anastasia Mwaura briefed the board on their research findings and requirements that have to be met in the upcoming final phase before the bongo and rhino can be repatriated from California in the United States, and the eventual operationalization of the sanctuary.
Speaking at the function, CEC member Maingi said the massive project is expected to boost the tourism sector in Meru by introducing new products which will in turn, increase tourists flow, introduce new opportunities and contribute in the growth of the County’s economy in line with Governor Kiraitu’s vision of Making Meru Great.