Protecting a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mount Kenya Horse Patrol Team enhances the
capacity of law enforcement personnel to decrease the level of poaching and other illegal
activities in the northwestern section of Mount Kenya and beyond. Supported by IEF since 2014,
this project both protects elephants and addresses human-elephant conflict (HEC). High densities
of elephants coupled with high rural human density along protected areas have created hot-spots
of HEC. Members of the Horse Patrol Team come from the community, not only learning
conservation action themselves but spreading the message at home as conservation ambassadors.
Patrol teams also provide valuable medical treatment to injured wildlife, help fight wildfires, and
destroy poacher camps.