Assessing the Impact of Off-Road Driving on the Masai Mara National Reserve and Adjoining Areas, Kenya
|Series:||Maxwell Africa Caucus Student Speaker Series|
|Speaker:||Medani Bhandari, Sociology|
|Location:||Academic Village, 2nd Floor Eggers|
|Date:||Wed, Mar 1, 2006|
Additional InformationTourism in the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya has been extremely successful in economic terms. But expanded tourist facilities have caused the loss of wildlife habitat and naturalness of the area. The growing number of visitors has led to vehicle entries in the park and off road driving for closure view of wild animals. In the course of this study, qualitative and quantitative assessments of the impact of off road driving was conducted in the Reserve.
About Medani Bhandari
Medani Bhandari has over 25 year's experience in non-profit organizational management. He worked as a Consultant (Socio-economic expert) for many international agencies such as United Nations Development Program (UNDP), project officer at International Environment Program (UNEP)/Adelaide University, consultant at World Conservation Union (IUCN), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), World Resource Institute (WRI), Winrock International and Japan Environment Education Forum, Tokyo, Japan. He did his research in Kenya for his Master of Science degree thesis in Environment System Monitoring and Analysis. Currently, Mr. Bhandari is a PhD student in the Sociology department and works as a research assistant at the Environmental Finance Center/Executive Education Program, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.