10 hours ago
@Regrann from @dswt - If you, like us, have been worrying about Africa's elephant and giraffe populations, we have some good news:
The results from the latest aerial count, which the DSWT took part in, are in — and they showed that the Tsavo-Mkomazi Ecosystem’s elephant population has risen to 12,866 individuals, which marks a 14% increase in the past three years. There was also an increase in giraffe populations. Our ground teams work tirelessly to put a stop to illegal activities such as charcoal burning, livestock intrusion, and human conflict in Tsavo, which is Kenya’s largest conservation area — and these positive population changes show that coordinated anti-poaching efforts and aerial surveillance measures are making a difference, although our work is far from finished yet.
In the Maasai Mara, where the DSWT/KWS Mara Vet Unit has treated more than 250 injured elephants, there was more good news: A separate population count found that there has been a 72% increase in the number of elephants there.
Read more about the results of the Tsavo-Mkomazi aerial count here: bit.ly/aerial-count2017
Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Freya Dowson
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