The return of flamingos to Lake Nakuru following ban on plastic bags

The positive impact of the ban on plastic bags has begun to be felt on Lake Nakuru National Park.

Deputy park Warden Harun Sang says unlike in the past when they used to collect a lot of plastic bags the waste has reduced by over 90%.

“Unlike in the past when we used to collect a lot of plastic bags the waste has reduced by over 90%.This has since restored the eco system integrity of the park that has since been branded as a premium par” he said.

He added that, since the development with reduction of plastic bags getting into the lake, flamingoes have started returning back to the lake.

The Deputy park Warden however noted that Plastic bottles still remain a menace to the lake ecosystem with the officer recommending recycling of the same.

“Although plastic bottles still remain a challenge but so far there is development and we expect the number of visitors into the park to increase especially during the festive season especially since we have no travel no travel bans that have in the past affected tourism in Lake Nakuru national park” he said.

While noting that water levels in the park have reduced in the last one year, Sang stated that at the moment there are about 3500 flamingos in the lake.

He attributed their return to reduced pollution since the county government has been treating sewer that finds its way into the lake.

It should be noted that Lake Nakuru national park is home to 450 species of wildlife and 4500 species of birds.

PHOTO/Kenya safari:Flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya.The birds have started returning back to the lake since the ban on plastic bags.

Martin Gicinga

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Creating platforms and content that promotes Nakuru. Online journalist and seasonal trainer.
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Martin Gicinga

Creating platforms and content that promotes Nakuru. Online journalist and seasonal trainer.

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