THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION (WETLANDS, RIVERBANKS, LAKESHORES, AND SEASHORES MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS 2009)

Introduction

Wetlands are areas permanently or seasonally flooded by water where plants and animals have become adapted and incorporates riparian and coastal zones. This regulation seeks to ensure wetland resources are utilized in a sustainable manner compatible with the continued presence of wetlands and their ecological goods and services. The sustainable use of wetlands should be integrated into the national and local land use plans to ensure sustainable use and management of the resources.

Purpose

The main purpose is to provide for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources in Kenya. Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit as required under the EMCA shall be mandatory for all activities likely to have adverse impact on the management of wetlands.

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