You Can't Kill an Elephant with a Hand Grenade It usually takes a dozen machete strikes or an entire AK47 magazine to finish the job. Another favourite is a close range mortar attack. So brutal has the poaching industry become that military style weapons are now the norm. In fact, it can be more accurately described as the African war. And just like a war, the violence is taking a heavy toll. An estimated 70-100 elephants a day are butchered for their tusks. Sadly, this number is rising. In 2012, more elephants were killed than in any year since the international ivory trade ban was introduced in 1989. ... Read More
A Successful Outcome for the Tana River Delta The High Court has ruled that the short, medium and long range land use development plans for the Tana River Delta will have to be developed with full participation of the communities as well as government agencies and other stakeholders with an interest in the area. The judge also called for periodic evaluations of such plans ... Read More
We need a revised Wildlife Policy and Act urgently
Kenya still has a significant wildlife resource but over 60% of that resource resides outside the protected area system. Traditionally the management of that wildlife has been the responsibility of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). However the 2010 Constitution has changed that responsibility in that it recognizes Public, Private and Community land as distinct entities falling under different management responsibilities. ... Read More
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