The Kenya Wildlife Service dog unit has benefited from a Ksh 12.5 million customized canine van from the AWF.
The donation is within the framework of AWF’s long term collaborative relationship with KWS and specifically within the current agreement between the two institutions.
After many gloomy days, finally some good news for the African elephant, buffalo, and giraffe.
The conviction rate for wildlife crimes in Kenya has risen to over 90 percent from 43 percent in 2013—according to the Office of Director of Public Prosecution—signaling a significant achievement in the war against poaching for government agencies and other conservation bodies.
While it’s often what gets the most attention, wildlife trafficking isn’t the only threat to Africa’s wildlife. As people and wildlife increasingly find themselves in closer quarters a new problem is intensifying: that of human–wildlife conflict.
With the world currently experiencing many of its effects, it is a critical time for drawing attention to the threats of climate change. In Africa, prolonged droughts have been felt across the continent. Between 2007 and 2009, severe droughts in Kenya and Tanzania significantly reduced local communities’ crop yields and livestock productivity. But it also had a big effect on the region’s wildlife.