Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has the mandate to conserve Kenya’s wildlife heritage in collaboration with its stakeholders. Marine parks contain critical habitats which include coral reefs and mangroves. These habitats are important breeding grounds for marine organisms that support local fisheries.
To support conservation of marine life, a charge has been introduced as a small fee to support conservation. To allow for stakeholder sensitization on the implementation of the Kshs. 500 for Kite/ wind surfing, beach beds, jet ski, Kayak, KWS has deferred charging of the fees till further notice.
KWS will communicate in advance the implementation of new rates before taking effect in 2017.
As partners in conservation, let’s all sustainably conserve and manage marine parks to ensure that marine life is conserved for posterity.