Meru Conservation Area Land Use Plan and Feasibility study

ESF was contracted by Kenya Wildlife Services to develop a Land Use Pan and feasibility study for the Meru Conservation Area. The goals of the land use study is to provide information on the current degree and rate of encroachment of wildlife migratory routes and corridors by farms, settlements and other human activities within the environs of Meru Conservation Area. It also gave recommendation for future planning and areas of focus in order to prioritize current and future interventions.

The specific objectives of the land use study were to provide baseline data on current land use practices within the environs of Meru Conservation Area, establish trends on areas under crop, farming, livestock grazing and settlements, establish the distribution of wildlife and livestock in MCA and its environs and establish the impact of land use changes on the surrounding PA’s and the movement patterns of the migratory species within the MCA.