Its hard time balancing the needs of both grazing cattle and wild animals in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. It is becoming more and more complex, as elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals drink water on one side of a swamp. And on the other, Maasai warriors watch hundreds of cattle graze in this wildlife sanctuary. And environmentalists fear the wildlife gradually losing out!
The Amboseli National Park is the only permanent source of water in the region to help the Maasai save their precious livestock from a punishing drought. To allow cattle into the Park, Kenyan officials recently bent stringent conservation regulations. The government plan to hand over management of the park to the local county council is threatening Amboseli’s delicate swamps and streams, according to the conservation workers.