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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.
DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE
DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED
INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS
STOCKPILE BEYOND ECONOMIC USE
PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED
KENYA'S WORK WITH THE EPI...
OF THE MONTH
JIM JUSTUS NYAMU
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.
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
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