An assessment of dynamics of land use on wildlife and their dispersal areas: a case study of Nairobi National Park and the surrounding areas

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Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Wildlife and their dispersal areas are undergoing a severe stress currently due to combinations of land use changes that are practiced around their habitats. This has been due to increased human populations, development of the export processing zones, development of estates (housing Units), agricultural development and the development of road networks. These land use changes have had adverse effects on the behavior of animals and their survival rates. This has increased the conflicts between the population living around the National Park and the wild animals. This has been seen as a result of the destruction of property and sometimes even cause of injury and death, The researcher found out that these activities have creately reduced the space of the dispersal areas due to the practices that are practiced. This has made the animals to adapt to various mechanisms due to the changes such as grazing with the livestock; this ensures their survival techniques outside the national park.
A research project submitted to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Award of Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management of Kampala International University
Dynamics of Land Use on Wildlife, Dispersal Areas, Nairobi National Park and the surrounding areas