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Elizabeth Wainwright at Kinga Animal Advocacy

My First Project in Kenya: Naisula Wildlife Conservation Student Group

Posted by in Wildlife Conservation Student Group

My trip to Kenya last October presented me with many subtle nudges that the education of children would be a key long-term strategy to aid and protect the country’s wildlife and the environment. While I had many important meetings during my trip, there was one at Campi ya Kanzi that was more important than I realized at the time. While there, I was fortunate to meet the founder and executive director of Naisula School along with a small but strategic group of the teachers. They had arrived at camp for…read more

Elephant Attack in Kruger National Park.

Posted by in Elephants

I am devastated and angered by watching the video of the tourists who were charged and injured by an elephant while in musth in Kruger National Park. These folks placed themselves and the future of this animal in harm’s way because of ignorance. Musth is a right of passage for male elephants and ensures that they mate with females and hence we have baby elephants in this world. This poor elephant was deemed unusually aggressive and killed because of this unfortunate circumstance by park authorities. Clearly from the video, he…read more

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Posted by in Conservation, Elephants, Kenya, Kenya Wildlife Service, Poaching, Uncategorized, Wildlife

Kenya Wildlife Service mentions that there is currently 2800 uniformed agents to manage “approximately eight percent of the total landmass of Kenya that consists of 22 national parks, 29 national reserves and four national sanctuaries including six marine national reserves and four marine national parks. ” This does not include the remaining percentage of land outside of these areas which can include key migration pathways for animals. In 2012, 384 elephants and 29 rhinos were lost to poaching. This year 190 elephants and 34 rhinos have been killed. Likely that…read more

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