A wild elephant at the #Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in #Kenya. Over the holidays, we received some wonderful news. Kenya Wildlife Service (@kenyawildlifeservice) in their Great Northern Aerial Survey found a total of 7,347 elephants in the Laikipia-Samburu-Meru-Marsabit ecosystem (which includes us), compared to 6,454 in 2012. That is an increase of 12% in the past 5 years. This fact was first reported by one of our great local partners, @lewa_wildlife. Across Kenya, the elephant population has been growing by 2.5% year over year and poaching has decreased by 80%. These numbers give us hope for a bright future for the Reteti elephants when they are released and all elephants across Kenya.
Photo by @amivitale
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