Actions to Minimize Illegal Killing of Elephants in Tsavo Conservation Area, Kenya

The Tsavo ecosystem covers about 40,000 km2 with about 12,573 elephants, accounting for about 35% of the national elephant population in 2014. The ecosystem suffered from poaching pressure and urgent action was needed to ensure that poachers did not access the region. This project increased the presence of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) security personnel within the ecosystem through enhanced ground and aerial surveillance and intelligence information collection, while identifying sites that required new patrol bases and constructing simple housing units for rangers at these sites.

IEF #AF1010

Project Years: 2014

Project Partners:
Kenya Wildlife Service