The Nairobi National Park, feted for being the only game park in the world within a city, has been around for over 74 years, but its future is in doubt.
The park faces encroachment from private developers and public infrastructure continues to put pressure on the land. The park sits on 45 square miles of prime urban land. It is a major tourist attraction and hosts four of the Big Five: Lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard.
“Besides the Big Four, the park is home to almost 500 different species of birds, is classified as an Important Bird Area as it shelters several endangered bird species and is listed in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List. The park also hosts the endangered Maasai giraffe, lions and a black rhino sanctuary. It is Nairobi’s carbon sink, cleansing the city’s