Kenya Praises Fight Against Poaching After Animal Census Shows Improvement

Kenya Praises Fight Against Poaching After Animal Census Shows Improvement

Andrew H. Sweet

President Uhuru Kenyatta praised the success of environmental protection agencies in their fight against poaching while urging them to find innovative approaches to protect wildlife.

This census, financed by the Kenyan government, allowed to count of 30 different species of animals on nearly 59% of the territory studied.

The number of lions, zebras, hirolas (hunting antelopes), and the three species of giraffes found in Kenya is increasing, the report states, without however providing comparative data with previous years.

A total of 1,739 rhinos were also counted, including two northern white rhinos, 840 southern white rhinos, and 897 critically endangered black rhinos.

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