ONE PLANET EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH BUNGOMA FOR OPEN LIVE SKYPE WITH SCHOOLS IN BROOKLYN, BRONX, NORTH CAROLINA, HAITI, KENYA
How are Turtles endangered?Why do they hatch and lay eggs far from the sea and what distance is it from the sea?Are the turtles hunted and if yes what are they hunted for?Is there any use of the Rhinos horns and Elephant ivories used for in supporting the economy of the country?How many eggs does a turtle lay?If the Turtles lives in water, what makes them not to lay eggs in water?How is it important to Kenyan economy if Rhino horns and Elephant ivories are burnt?Do we have poachers hunting in developed countries?What can you do or what do you fell the government should do to poachers?After this section I Brighton would like to know how we will be sharing E-PAL informatiom with all the participants of this event?How is it important to the countries economy if Rhino horns and elephants tusks are burnt?
WILDLIFE DEFINATION AS PER BUNGOMA STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING.
Is the undomesticated plants and animals in their natural environment.
COMMON KILLED ANIMALS
The common killed animals among the BIG 5 include;
Lion Elephant Rhino
LION: Reason why poached
Is poached and killed mainly because of it’s skin and heart according to our local understanding.Its skin is used for making leather shoes and bags.Its heart is used by the army soldiers as food. Locals belief that, the hearts make them to be as brave as the Lion ( a myth)
They are mainly hunted for their horns.2.The horns cure cancer3.Other communities believes that the horns acts as a right of passage from childhood to adulthood.4The horns are used in making ornaments in some countries e.g. Kenya and Switzerland
which include, braceletes, bungles, earings and mirr. cancer
5.Other communities believe that the horn is a source of wealthy mostly Asian countries while others believes that it marks a right of passage from childhood to adulthood
The skins are removed from their bodies and sold in manufacturing industries
The skin is used in making lether shoes, bags and clothes according to local understanding.
Suggestions to the gorvernment as a way of improving wildlife security.
1. We would like the government of Kenya to employ more game wardeners.
2. Do capacity building to the entire community and who the gorvemenment suspect as the poachers on the importance of wildlife and,
3. Employ the poachers who freely surrender themselves to the government as a way of stopping poaching.
4. Those people with big farms to be allowed the government to build sanctuaries as a way of bringing security near the citizen.
IMPORTANCE OF WILDLIFE TO THE ECONOMY OF KENYA
Earns Kenya foreighn exchange after the tourist had visited KenyaIt is a pride of our countryThe forests acts as water catchment areas and bring rainfallHelp other tourists to have trips in Kenya to see animals that do not exist in the other countries.
A Rhino has two horns, one on its nose while the other on its forehead.
The horns are removed by cutting using a knife after killing the rhino.
They are then sold to demand countries through the connection of middlemen and even sold in Kenya to the people who are connected to poaching.
A Rhino is one of the big animals in KenyaIt is strong wide and big animal that feeds on grassIt issaid that it normally feedon grass at nightIt stays in the forest
ELEPHANT: An elephant is a huge animal found in the forest. It lives for about 80 years. Its young one is called a calf. It normally feeds on grass during the day. They have two tusks on their noses and a strong trunk that runs from the forehead.They are mainly hunted for their tusks/ivory.
Rhinoceros history Critically endangered
2 species of African rhino Scientific name- Black dicero – Bicorns white Black rhino 1-5 tons White rhino more than 2 tons. Black Rhino population had gone down by 97.6% since 1960.
Size-60 inches at the shoulder Life span 35-40years Habitat grassland andopen sakawa Diet- Herbivorous Gestation- 16 months Predators- humans Run for 30 miles per hour