Drought scuttles conservation efforts as wild animals perish

Camel carcass

A man inspects the carcass of his camel in Marsabit in November 2021.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Dozens of animals in Garissa, Wajir and Tana River and parts of Meru National Park have starved to death in recent weeks.
  • At the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, conservationists have already started a supplementary feeding programme.

The death of wildlife due to the ongoing drought is disrupting conservation efforts. With depressed rainfall in Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo and Marsabit counties, endangered wildlife species are beginning to die, dealing a major blow to years of conservation.


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