The impacts of human activities on wild-life conservation in Kahuzi-Biéga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Kampala International University
The research topic was ‘’The impact of human activities on wild-life conservation in Kahuzi-Biéga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo.‘’The main objective of this study was to establish how human activities have affected wildlife conservation in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo’’.This study used quantitative method for data collection. It is economical and efficient in data collection. It is used in investigating relationships between variables. It is very precise and objective; more focused and out-come-oriented. Data are represented quantitatively and processed using quantitative models (inferential statistics). The study findings were that Legal issues related to hunting/poaching are essential towards wildlife conservation, such as those on regulation of hunting, on licenses and on ownership of wildlife. Among the most common protection rules are those which set out prohibitions applicable to hunting. This was in line with that these prohibitions are of different types. Limitations in the quantity of animals which may be hunted (for example under a single license, or within a certain period) are not common in the principal legislation, as they are more frequently placed in subsidiary legislation periodically adopted or incorporated as license conditions. It was concluded that Poaching is the illegal killing of wildlife, undertaken for reasons that may include revenge, meat for food or sale, tradition or money. Poachers might be poor locals from the area to foreigners capitalizing on the lucrative illegal wildlife trade. The researcher recommended that there is need to protect Forests/tree planting which is critical for wildlife conservation as they provide many benefits. Tree planting that later turns into natural and artificial forest has the following advantages to wildlife: They provide habitat which is the most obvious, they provide breeding grounds for species that aren’t typically common to forests. My favorite example that I want to see is the marbled murrelet, They are also key to helping filter water and slow the run off of soil into water, this helps not only animals living in streams but also dams that generate power, Next up they are critical for certain species of fish.
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Human activities, Wild-life conservation, Kahuzi-Biéga national park, Democratic Republic of Congo.