The Kenyan perspective on adoption of green concept in biodiversity conservation: Case of Nairobi, Kenya

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The Kenyan perspective on adoption of green concept in biodiversity conservation: Case of Nairobi, Kenya

Mutembei Henry M’Ikiugu, Bessy Eva Kathambi
J. Bio. Env. Sci.12( 1), 73-82, January 2018.
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Biodiversity is disappearing at alarming rate due to human civilization. The paper documents the benefits of adopting green concept environment ecosystem to salvage biodiversity loss through protection, conservation and preservation. Data was collected by surveying 97 households and five key informants using semi-structured questionnaires, interviews and observations. The nonparametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used to determine the degree of connectivity between the society/institutions and the existing biodiversity conservation trough green concept adoption. Fifty three (53.6%) of the female gender understood and adopted the green concept in biodiversity conservation when compared to the male gender (46.4%). Overall, 33% of the respondents understand the green concept compared those who did not understand the green concept (67%). The awareness level of the respondents on the existence of legal instruments (laws, policies and regulations) for the green concept was at high (56.7%, P≤0.05, n=97). On the contrast, 35.1% of respondents neither knew the implication of the legal instrument nor did they comply to the same (30.9%) when compared with those who knew the implication (64.9%) and complied with the same (69.1), respectively. Notably Kenyans had differences on levels of understanding of the green concept and its application in biodiversity conservation but were practicing the concept and also were willing to adopt the same in biodiversity conservation. This serves to providing evidence to inform policy decisions that support implementation of governance strategies for the adoption of green concept to sustain biodiversity conservation.


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