Tuesday 27 November 2018

Giraffe meat being sold in Kenya for human consumption

Giraffe meat is finding its way onto Kenyan plates marketed as beef, conservationists have warned.
Results from recent DNA analysis of meat being sold in butcheries, particularly in the coastal region, have shown components of giraffe meat.

Other animals commonly showing up are buffalo and Grant's gazelle. The meat is often diced and mixed in with beef to hide it.

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Snare recovery

From 2001 and 2016, a total of 34,333 snares were recovered by AWF program personnel. Estimates indicate that approximately 10% of snares placed in the bush result in the killing of wildlife; thus, approximately 3,433 animal lives were saved through de-snaring initiatives over those years.