Kenya – Number of Elephant Population Increase from 16,000 to 34,000
Amboseli National Park is experiencing a Baby Boom in elephant number, with some sightings of twins being born.
Kenya Wildlife Service, KWS, with reports from The Trust Foundation, recorded 113 newborns in 2018, thanks to efforts that the Kenyan Government has applied in protecting these gentle giants.
As from the reports, Kenya had 16,000 elephants in 1988, and then later the number doubled to more than 34,000 with an increase of 18,000 newly recorded born elephants in 2018.
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While addressing in Amboseli National Park, CS Tourism Najib Balala Stated that the government strived in minimizing poaching activities within the wildlife protected areas in Kenya.
In 2020, Kenya Wildlife Service has recorded more than 170 elephant calves being born, with a record-breaking twins born between July and the end of August.
Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta approved laws to jail poacher and unlawful practices against wildlife to be convicted and jailed for life, and some extent might lead to instant death.
In celebrating the #WorldElephantDay, I took part in an Elephant Collaring Exercise, at Amboseli. We collared the young bull, so that we can understand and monitor the movement patterns of the herd, for Elephant conservation and management. #wildlifeKE pic.twitter.com/f7mzlcsp9p
— Najib Balala (@tunajibu) August 12, 2020
Human-elephant conflict is emerging as the major threat to elephant conservation & its effective mitigation along with enhanced security will require the continued dedicated efforts from KWS & Stakeholders – KWS DG Brig (Rtd) J. Waweru #WorldElephantDay pic.twitter.com/6ok4tSyHoP
— KWS (@kwskenya) August 12, 2020