Monday, 2 February 2015

Poaching in Kenya down by half in 2014

The latest government figures show that the incidence of poaching has reduced by half from 2013.
The figures are expected to drop further after Kenya Wildlife Service clarified that no animal has
been poached this year.

KWS acting director general William Kiprono said poaching of elephants in Kenya has gone down by 47 per cent. At least 300 elephants were killed in 2013, but this fell to 164 last year. He said rhino poaching went down 40 per cent from 59 in 2013 to 35 last year. "This was made possible through concerted efforts by KWS, the communities and other stakeholders. It shows that poaching can finally be eradicated".

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