elephant poaching in kenya

KENYA, Nairobi - Volunteers carry elephant tusks to a burning site on April 22, 2016 for a historic destruction of illegal ivory and rhino-horn confiscated mostly from poachers in Nairobi’s national park. Kenya on April 30, 2016 will burn approximately 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory, almost all of the country’s total stockpile. Several African heads of state, conservation experts, high-profile philanthropists and celebrities are slated to be present at the event which they hope will send a strong anti-poaching message.  / AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA                        

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Much of the success of ZERO poaching in Nepal is due to committed government; mainly the ability for communities to work on local wildlife policing. Through employing local people, poaching AND poverty are decreased dramatically.

How are other countries doing in the poaching war? Find out with “Success in the Poaching War” at fightforrhinos.com

NATURE: A Buzz-Worthy Way to Protect Elephants

All too often, elephants raid peoples’ crops in search of food. Sometimes they’re wounded or even killed in retaliation. 

Enter the tiny solution for this giant problem: the honey bee.

Elephants, it turns out, are afraid of bees, which can sting them around the eyes and inside their trunks where their thick skin cannot protect them.

Since they were first used in 2008, fences constructed of beehives have proven incredibly effective in Kenya and other eastern African nations.

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