The Sheldrick Foundation in Kenya has sent an update.
The team reported on activity near Tsavo National Park. Much evidence of logging, cut trees for wood carvers, poaching, and snaring was found.
Many arrests were made. The Bush Meat trade is escalating. Found were a dead snared Elan and raw meat during an arrest of poacher.
The Kenya team routinely de-snares traps around trees. Fenced areas were constructed to protect the forest from further logging and burning and to foster new growth.
Local education continues to be a priority. If the local communities don’t see the benefit of protecting what they have, then illegal activity will continue to escalate. Several local schools visited Tsavo National Park to see how income can be generated from tourism and conservation. 40 desks were donated to one small school in the hopes of establishing a friendly relationship to further conservation efforts.