Land space plan to be launched next month

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Kenya will launch the Na­tional Spa­tial Plan next month.

Lands min­istry Phys­i­cal Plan­ning deputy di­rec­tor There­sia Mun­yua yes­ter­day said the plan will en­sure that land is man­aged eco­nom­i­cally, as the coun­try grap­ples with a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion. The plan will be re­viewed ev­ery 10 years.

Mun­yua spoke at the Kenya Wildlife Ser­vice head­quar­ters on Lang’ata Road dur­ing the open­ing of a two-day An­nual Car­ni­vore Re­searchers’ Con­fer­ence.

Mun­yua said the Na­tional Spa­tial Plan recog­nises ar­eas with wildlife. Wildlife cor­ri­dors have been en­croached, lead­ing to hu­man-wildlife con­flict.

“The plan has taken cog­ni­sance of the threats fac­ing wildlife, such as en­croach­ment, pol­lu­tion, poach­ing and hu­man-wildlife con­flict,” she said. “En­vi­ron­men­tally sen­si­tive ar­eas are marked and they are no-go zone ar­eas.”

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