Kenya has launched a recovery plan for lions and hyenas to help sustain their viable populations in the country.

Najib Balala, Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary said the second edition of the lion and spotted hyena Recovery and Action Plan addresses complex threats faced by the two carnivores in a holistic and collaborative manner.

“This aims for the long-term vision of sustaining viable populations of lions and spotted hyenas in healthy ecosystems as a world heritage valued by the people of Kenya,” Balala said in a statement issued after the launch of the plan in Maasai Mara National Reserve.

He said the Recovery and Action plan was developed through a consultative planning process and in accordance with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Convention for International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) and Convention of Migratory Species (CMS) guidelines.

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