「我們堅信，肯亞的野生生物與願意跟他們分享土地的人們福禍相依。」環保組織「自然肯亞」宣傳部經理蒙茱第(Serah Munguti)歡迎高等法院這項決定。自然肯亞是國際鳥盟(BirdLife International )的合作夥伴。
由於記錄到超過400種鳥類，安博塞利已被確定為重要鳥類保護區(Important Bird Area)。在公園裡，還出現超過40隻容易瀕危小型猛禽(Falco naumanni)，他們遷徙時會過境此地。
The High Court of Kenya has reversed an order by President Mwai Kibaki to downgrade the Amboseli National Park to a game reserve. The High Court found the President's move to "de-gazette" Amboseli was illegal.
Serah Munguti, the advocacy manager of Nature Kenya, a BirdLife International partner organization, welcomed the decision, saying, "Nature Kenya firmly believes that the future of Kenya's wildlife lies with citizens and the local populations who share land with wildlife."
One of Kenya's most popular parks, Amboseli lies northwest of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, about 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of the capital city Nairobi.
The park covers 392 square kilometers (151 square miles) at the core of an 8,000 square kilometer (3,100 sq mile) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. It was declared a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve in 1991.
Visitors come from around the world to view the park's elephants, zebra, baboons, hippopotamus, buffalo, spotted hyena, waterbuck, Maasai giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, impala, lions, leopards and cheetahs as well as Endanagered black rhinos.
Amboseli has been identified as an Important Bird Area with over 400 bird species recorded. More than 40 birds of prey have been seen in the park, including Vulnerable lesser kestrel, Falco naumanni, which uses the site during its migration period.
At independence in 1964, the area was the Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve and was managed by the Olkejuado County Council.
Amboseli was gazetted as a national park by President Jomo Kenyatta in 1974, but in 2005 the park management reverted to Okejiando County Council, and the name changed to Amboseli National Reserve.
The downgrading of Amboseli National Park was ordered by President Kibaki ahead of Kenya's first Constitutional Referendum in 2005. The President's move was seen as an attempt to gain support from the Maasai community to support the new constitution.
More than 20 wildlife groups have urged President Kibaki to reverse his decision.
The High Court's ruling means that management of Amboseli now shifts back to the Kenya Wildlife Service from the Olkejuado County Council and the Maasai tribe.
Wildlife tourism is one of Kenya's main sources of foreign revenue, and Amboseli brings in about $3.3 million a year from park fees and related tourist activities. This money helps administer Amboseli and other national parks in Kenya.