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The Narok government has reiterated its commitment in conserving and improving Masai Mara Game Reserve to attract more tourists. Trade executive Allan Twala said the county government is keen in ensuring that the lodges in the area are registered and meet international standards.

"Plans to reduce illegal camps in the reserve are underway as the presence of many camps scares wild animals," Twala said. Speaking to the Star on Wednesday, he blamed the former County Council for allowing many camps at the expense of the animals.

Twala said elephants, rhinos and zebras are still being poached. He said the county government will import security personnel from Israel to train the game rangers on how to protect the animals. "They will also be trained on international customer service so as to improve services in the reserve," Twala said. He said anyone found poaching will face the law.

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