Africa has been endowed with two species of elephants namely: the African elephant and the Asian elephant and numerous tourists have been flocking in the continent and especially Kenya with the aim of viewing these amazing huge creatures. The African elephant has been recorded as the largest living mammal on land and more so amongst the most impressive animals on the planet but they are facing extinction from poaching. Researchers have revealed that by the year 2020, the large roaming herds of wild African Elephants will no longer exist due to the 8% poaching death rate witnessed in the continent.
In Kenya, the body responsible for wildlife protection (Kenya wildlife Service) has documented that about 100 elephants die annually as a result of poaching and this has raised many unanswered questions on how to effective curb this menace.
The public is less informed about the dangers of poaching to the population of elephants and more so the economic impact of the same. Therefore, that’s why I have come up with an awareness campaign aimed at alerting the communities involved with poaching activities about the essentiality of wildlife to our county’s economic growth.