KENYA

Kenya is world famous for its wildlife, including its elephant population, although this was affected by an upsurge in poaching between 2008 and 2012. The largest numbers of elephants are in the Tsavo National Park. Kenya joined the EPI in 2015.

PROGRESS

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

STOCKPILE BEYOND ECONOMIC USE

NEAP DEVELOPED

PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED

KENYA'S WORK WITH THE EPI...

KENYA'S 

EPI FRIENDS

OF THE MONTH

JIM JUSTUS NYAMU

June 2019

Our friend of the month is Jim Justus Nyamu from Kenya. Jim is an indefatigable walker for elephants and the Executive Director of the Elephant Neighbours Centre (ENC). Jim has walked across East and Southern Africa, as well as the UK, and the USA, to raise awareness for elephant conservation. In July he’ll be walking from Kenya to Eritrea, crossing Ethiopia, as he attempts to get media and community support for elephant protection in the Horn of Africa.

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RESOURCES FOR KENYA

If you would like to learn more about Kenya's National Elephant Action Plan, or other resources developed with the Government of Kenya, please get in touch.

EPI LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

The First Lady of Kenya, Mrs Margaret Kenyatta, serves on the EPI Foundation Leadership Council. Click to learn more on who else sits on the Council.

MG, WK Erusts Kanga and HE Margaret Keny
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Country Area: 582,650 km²

Elephant Range Area: 130,725 km² (22%)

Protected Range: 27%

Estimated Elephant Population: 22,809

CITES Appendix: I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report