The training that aims at introducing the emerging scientist to practical training in conservation and ecosystems conservation. Studies conducted are meant to assist Oloisukut conservancy management with empirical data that is necessary in management of resources within the conservancy.
Two MSc. Students in Range Management, Edwin Maingi and Sylvia Muchiri, both from the department of Land Resource Management and Technology (LARMAT), were among students who attended a 10 day emerging scientist’s workshop in Oloisukut conservancy, Narok County.
This is a training that aims at introducing the emerging scientist with practical training in conservation and ecosystems conservation. They per took in a baseline study to analyze human wildlife conflict, range condition in the conservancy, distance sampling and camera trap images analysis. The studies conducted were meant to assist Oloisukut conservancy management with empirical data that is necessary towards the management of resources within the conservancy.
The students were imparted with hands on skills on data collection, data analysis, report writing and better presentation skills. This was multi disciplinary team with students from other institutions like Kenyatta University, Karatina University, Moi University, The University of Nairobi and Pwani University.
The workshop was planned by Dr Caroline Ng’weno and Mr Cyrus Kavwele from Karatina University and UoN contact person was Dr Oscar Koech with the financial support from World Wildlife Fund.