Monday, 23 January 2012

Elephant population in upward trend in Tsavo/Mkomazi ecosystem

Preliminary results from the aerial census in Tsavo ecosystem show that the elephant population now stands at 12,572 up from 11,696 recorded in the last census in 2008. This represents a modest 2 % increase compared to 4 % in the previous census. This was due to severe drought Kenya suffered in 2009, which claimed hundreds of young and aged elephants.