Functions of WRTI

Specific functions of WRTI

  • Collect and analyze wildlife data and information to support planning and decision making by different stakeholders , relating to:
  • Inventory and status of wildlife resources countrywide
  • Trends in wildlife conservation and management approaches and practices.
  • Processes or activities likely to impact on sustainable wildlife conservation and management.
  • Wildlife statistics.
  • Undertake research through remote sensing and geographic information system to enhance wildlife conservation and management
  • It will also develop capacity through training to enhance wildlife conservation and management.
  • Undertake wildlife disease surveillance and control.
  • Establish with approval of the Cabinet Secretary, such campuses or centers for training and capacity development as are necessary and in the furtherance of wildlife research and training.
  • Enter into association with other institutions of learning, within or outside Kenya, as the Institute may consider necessary or appropriate and in furtherance of wildlife research and training.
  • Give information on early warning, disaster management, impacts and mitigation and adaptive strategies to climate change in wildlife conservation areas.
  • Organize symposia, conferences, workshops and other meetings to promote the exchange of views on issues relating to wildlife research and training.
  • Perform any other functions that are ancillary to the object and purpose for which the Institute is established.
  • Determine, in consultation with the Service and the relevant lead agencies, the carrying capacities of the various wildlife conservation areas and their conservation needs and priorities.
  • Assess information, that is the basis of ecosystem-based management plans for all wildlife conservation areas.
  • Provide training and capacity development programmes, courses in wildlife conservation and management and related disciplines and award diplomas and certificates.