- This comes at the backdrop of the conversation surrounding the deaths of lions in the country.
- Malonza said the ministry will also launch a second report on the impact of drought to wildlife.
Tourism CS Peninah Malonza has said the country is set to conduct a wildlife census in 2024.
Speaking on Monday, the CS said the census will be a roadmap to guide the ministry.
"We have been doing the Wildlife Census in our country, we did it for the first time in 2021 and we are going to it for the second time in 2024 and therefore we needed an institute and roadmap to guide us," Malonza said.
Malonza said the ministry will also launch a second report on the impact of drought on wildlife.
This comes against the backdrop of the conversation surrounding the deaths of lions in the country.
The deaths of the lions were attributed to human-lion conflict.
World Wide Fund for Nature Kenya (WWF-Kenya) Biodiversity, Research and Innovation Programme manager Yussuf Wato said the human and lion conflict has become an unprecedented crisis.
He said the crisis has become a threat to people's lives, their livelihoods, and the dwindling lion population.
On May 11, the oldest lion in Amboseli National Park was speared to death by herders.
A lion named Loonkito, aged 19, met his death while wandering into a village in search of livestock to prey.
Days later, five more lions were killed in the Imbirikani Group Ranches while preying on livestock.
On Sunday, May 14, reports also indicated four more lions were killed in Rombo and Chyulu, in Kajiado.