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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

BETWEEN

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

AND

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND

ON

COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF PARKS

AND

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

 

PREAMBLE

The Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Republic of Kenya, hereinafter referred to as "the Parties",

RECALLING the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Republic of Kenya on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism;

WISHING to strengthen the ties of friendship between their countries; and

RECOGNIZING the importance of the conservation of biodiversity and wildlife;

Have agreed as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

SCOPE OF COOPERATION

 
1 The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to develop, promote and enhance bilateral co-operation between the Parties through the development of technical cooperation which will make a long-term contribution to the management of international parks and wildlife.
2 The Parties shall endeavor to strengthen and promote cooperation in the field of parks and wildlife management between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand and the Ministry for Tourism and Wildlife of Kenya in accordance with the laws of their respective countries and the provisions of international conventions such as those concluded under the auspices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered  Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

 

ARTICLE II

EXECUTING AGENCIES

 
1 The Chiang Mai Night Safari of Thailand shall be the duly authorized executing agency on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand in the implementation of this Memorandum of Understanding.
2 The Kenya Wildlife Service of Kenya shall be the duly authorized executing agency on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Kenya in the implementation of this Memorandum of Understanding.

 

ARTICLE III

COOPERATION IN PARKS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

1 The Parties, in accordance with the legislation in force in their countries, shall encourage all forms of cooperation with particular emphasis on the exchange of know-how and practical experience between the Chiang Mai Night Safari of Thailand and the Kenya Wildlife Service of Kenya.
2 The cooperation between the Parties shall include the development of scientific cooperation in parks and wildlife management, the exchange live specimen and genetic materials to improve wildlife management, and restoration/propagation programmes.
3 To facilitate the cooperation cited above, the Government of the Republic of Kenya will present a number of wildlife animals (as enumerated in the Annex of this Memorandum of Understanding) as a gift to the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand.
4 The Government of Thailand shall bear the costs associated with capture, acclimatization, quarantine and transportation, as well as all other costs incidental thereto.
5 The Kenya Wildlife Service will provide scientific and technical guidance during the translocation exercise.
6 Both the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Chiang Mai Night Safari will develop implementation protocols and procedures to ensure compliance with existing national and international laws, rules and regulations.
7 The Chiang Mai Night Safari shall make a bi-annual report to the Joint Committee (as indicated in Article VI) on the condition of the translocated wildlife.

 

ARTICLE IV

EXCHANGE OF STAFF AND TECHNICAL TRAINING

1 The Parties shall endeavor to strengthen long term cooperation in the areas of parks and wildlife management through capacity building to include the exchange of staff and experts, the organization of scientific workshops and training opportunities.
2 The Parties shall focus on training and research in captive animals, health care and husbandry between the two countries and the promotion of in-situ and ex-situ wildlife 1)' conservation and management for the benefit of the global community.

 

ARTICLE V

ESTABLISHMENT OF A FUND

1 The Parties agree to establish a fund in Kenya to support the activities of the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Chiang Mai Night Safari. The fund shall be open-ended.
2 Financial administration shall be subjected to the laws of the Republic of Kenya. The Thai Government will contribute to the fund on yearly basis an amount to be agreed upon by the two Parties. Contribution to this conservation fund will be open to all well-wishers and friends of the Kenya Government and the Thai Government.

 

ARTICLE VI

ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT COMMITTEE

1 A Joint Committee shall be established and composed of representatives from the Chiang Mai Night Safari of Thailand, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Kenya.
2 The Joint Committee shall administer the Fund to meet the specified objectives. The Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya shall serve as an advisor to the Joint Committee

 

ARTICLE VII

ENTRY INTO FORCE

This Memorandum of Understanding shall enter into force on the date of signature by the Parties and will remain valid for a period of five years. This Memorandum of Understanding shall be automatically renewed for a subsequent period of five (5) years.

 

ARTICLE VIII 

TERMINATION

Either Party may terminate this Memorandum of Understanding by giving the other party six months written notice.

 

ARTICLE IX 

AMENDMENT

This Memorandum of Understanding may be amended by mutual consent at the request of either Party.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Memorandum of Understanding.

DONE at NAIROBI on this 9th day of November, Two Thousand and Five

 

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

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HON. MORRIS DZORO, MP

MINISTER FOR TOURISM AND WILDLIFE

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND

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H.E. MR. YONGYUT TIY APAIRAT

MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

 

The species of animals to be availed to Thailand

No Wildlife Species Common Name Scientific Name Population & Ecological Status
1 Topi Damaliscus lunatus jimela

Non-CITES, Population stable,  >15,000, Gregarious, Common in open grasslands, grazer

2 Siver backed jackal Canis mesomelas Non-CITES, Population stable, >2,000, occur in pairs and widespread, Predator
3 Serval Felis serval Appendix II, Population not well documented, >2,000, Common in open grasslands and farmlands - predator
4 Lesser flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Appendix II, Population >1 million, gregarious, Common in alkaline lakes, breeding in pairs
5 Warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus Non-CITES, Population stable >10,000, feed in family groups in open grasslands, grazer
6 Yellow billed stock Anus undulate Non-CITES, Population stable, >3,000, live in groups in wetland areas
7 Masai giraffe Giraffa camelopartialis tippelskirchi Non-CITES, Population >4,000, gregarious, common in open grasslands, browser
8 Recticulated giraffe Giraffe camelopardalis reticulate Non-CITES, Population >2,000, gregarious, common in open grasslands, gazer
9 Common zebra Equus burchelli Non-CITES, Population >50,000, gregarious, occur in open grasslands, grazer
10 Greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros Non-CITES, Population >1,500, territorial and occur in shrubland, browser
11 Marabou stork (juvenile) Leptoptilos dubius Non-CITES, Population >10,000, widespread, scavenqer
14 Common water buck Kobus ellipsiprymnus Non-CITES, Population 10,000, occur near wetland areas, grazer
15 Impala Aepyceros melampus Non-CITES, Population >30,000, common in bushland/grassland areas, grazer/browser
16 Grant gazelle Gazella granti Non-CITES, Population >10,000, widespread in savannah and semi-arid land, grazer
17 Thompson gazelle Gazella thomsoni Non-CITES, Population >30,000 widespread in grassland, grazer
18 Crowed crane Balearica - regulorum Appendix II, Population >2,000, common in highlands/grassland areas
19 Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus Non-CITES, Population >100,000, gregarious, common in grassland areas, grazer
20 Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta Non-CITES, Population >5,000, common in savannah areas/ecosystem, scavenger
21 Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibious Appendix II, Population >10,000, common in wetlands, grazer
22 Kirk's dik dik Madoqua kirkii Non-CITES, Population >5,000, common in shrublands, grazer and browser
23 Gerenuk Litocranius walleri Non-CITES, Population 5,000, occur in shrubland, browser
24 African buffalo Syncerus caffer Non-CITES, Population 80,000, gregarious, widespread in grassland & forested areas, grazer
 
  Total Giving 175 out of more than 1,391,500

 

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