Essay On Wildlife Tourism

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LIST OF ACRONYMS
BC - Biodiversity Conservation
CBD - Convention of Biodiversity Conservation
FICNP - Foundation of the International Counsel for Nature Protection
IES - International Ecotourism Society
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
KES - Kenya shillings
MMNR - Maasai Mara National Reserve
KFS - Kenya Forest Service
KWS - Kenya Wildlife Service
MDWT - Manila Declaration of World Tourism
RLTS - Red List of Threatened Species
SPSS - Statistical Packages for Social Sciences
TV - Television
WT - Wildlife Tourism

ABSTRACT
Wildlife tourism can be an inspiring experience since people are excited by watching wildlife at a close proximity watching wildlife closely is not just memorable but it also can motivate people to become more personally involved in conservation. Wildlife tourism has been a major source of negative and positive impacts to biodiversity. This research aimed at providing possible strategies of mitigating the negative impacts and promoting the positive impacts of wildlife tourism on biodiversity conservation at Maasai Mara National Reserve. Questionnaires and interviews to respondents were use to
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