Rise in elephants population, a ray light seen in darkness

Kenya’s elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades amid declining poaching, wildlife research institute said.
The state-owned Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI) said on Sunday that the country has experienced about a 96 percent decline in poaching, with more than 386 elephants being being lost to poaching the 11 tuskers poached last year, reports Xinhua news agency.
This success is attributed to enhanced government initiatives to combat poaching and trophy trafficking, and the continued collaboration with national and international partners to stop the trade, the WRTI said in a statement.
It added that whilst Kenya acknowledges that poaching was the major cause of the decline in the past , increasing human population and the subsequent change in the constriction of elephant range, loss of areas and corridors, resulting to heightened interaction between elephants and people , mostly resulting to conflict.

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