In the past, Kora was an insecure area because of many destabilizing forces. Today, the political will is in place
to protect Kora and its ecosystem, through rehabilitation of the land and protection of its inhabitants. A close neighbor, Meru National Park is now physically linked by bridge over the Tana River to Kora National Park, forming one of the most important ecosystems in Kenya.
The Plan for Ecosystem Preservation – it's Future The KWS and Tony Fitzjohn plan to initiate a
long term rehabilitation program which will aspire to the major achievements of Mkomazi National Park –
re-establishing the eco-system, putting in an extensive infrastructure, initiating wildlife strategies, and
introducing and expanding education programs for the surrounding villages. Roads originally put in decades
ago will need to be cleared; airstrips maintained and additional airstrips built; communication systems installed, workshops set up, staff recruited and trained. When the infrastructure has been completed, the animal programs will begin. It is hoped that a lion program will begin before the end of 2012 – and that is critical because lions
will soon be put on the endangered species list. Other animal programs will follow and soon a Rhino Sanctuary
will be established. A community outreach program – already in place in 3 villages surrounding Kora will be extended, and an environmental education center will be built. Also scheduled to be built is a cultural center
in memory of George Adamson. continued . . .
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