Kenya Holds First National Wildlife Census

Kenya Holds First National Wildlife Census

Andrew H. Sweet

They will count Somali giraffes, Grevy's zebras, oryxes, and other animals from two-seater Aviat Husky aircraft with a camera and audio recorder.

The ambitious exercise, kicked off in May, covers major species in more than 50 of Kenya's national parks and reserves, private and community conservancies, and includes marine life.

Much of the existing data on the country's wildlife population is gathered individually by local advocacy groups or international conservationists, contributing to a scattershot approach to animal protection.

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