So here I am in Nairobi sited in a Matatu (Bus) as we Kenyans call them, headed to the Central Business District.
And through my window I can’t help but notice the different birds flying up the skies. One bird in particular catches my attention; Marabou Stork, a huge scavenger bird that has effectively adapted to living in Nairobi, call it changes in the environment, and which is also every hawkers and drivers nightmare along Uhuru Highway.
Despite the risk these birds face in the polluted urban environment, the humans in the area also face a risk on the waste that comes as a result of the birds in the area.
It’s a good thing to see nature thriving in such urban centers however if the coexistence of this birds pose a threat to their survival as the birds feed on human trash and other effluence and degradation to the environment which the humans something must be done.
A serious case of human wildlife conflict that needs to be tamed before it turns into an uncontrolled issue.
As human population continues to grow and development increases, so has the ability of many different forms of wildlife to rapidly adapt to urban settings and drastically increase the prevalence of human wildlife conflicts.
This has become a menace in conservation and land management and well thought of management strategies are needed to curb it. Perhaps, community education and awareness on the importance of wildlife conservation.
And that is my day, how was yours?