Strategic responses to environmental challenges arising from climatic changes by the Wildlife foundation
This study focuses on ascertaining the strategic responses to the environmental challenges arising from climate change, with emphasis on the ecological biodiversity of the wildlife foundation's Nairobi National park ecosystem. In its natural outlook, Nairobi National Park suffer a great deal due to many environmental challenges arising from atmospheric shifts resulting in global warming and long range experience climate change realities. The study rums to achieve the following two objectives; to identify the various environmental challenges arising from climate change, and to find out the appropriate strategic responses adopted by the wildlife foundation, that would be appropriate in addressing the said challenges. The study design used is case study and data shall be collected using interview guide instrument and content analysis is used in analyzing and summarizing the qualitative data. Findings of this study are used to draw conclusions that show the various strategic response options and mechanisms adopted in order to address the various challenges arising from climate change. From the study, it is concluded that the wildlife foundation is strategically gathering resources that go a long way in engaging the local community in practicing the wildlife conservation lease program, the predator consolation scheme, civic education as well as adaptation and mitigation measures as strategic response practices used to address environmental shifts such as reduced wildlife population, lost wildlife and livestock grazing space, reduced vegetation and forest cover and land use system and human encroachment, while coping with climate change. Further, the study recommends that the wildlife foundation and other organizations must develop clear and realistic strategic response plans that directly correspond to the climate change phenomena and the resulting environmental impact. The study further suggests that a study should be contacted in order to find out the strategic responses that would enhance a successful adaptation and mitigation practices to climate change.