(Last Updated On: April 17, 2014)
These are the carcasses of 11 elephants in Tsavo Conservation Area. This just shows how much damage poachers are doing in Kenya just to get their ivory tusks.
Tsavo National Park has the largest elephant population in Kenya, around 12,000. The number has been steadily rising since the ’80’s but now it may start going down due to the huge appetite for ivory.
Poachers use spears and poisoned arrows to kill the elephants so as not to get detected by the authorities. Daily patrols are carried out by DSWT (David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust) to ry and catch any of these poachers who may be armed and dangerous.
Over 400 poachers were arrested last year.