Increase in elephants owed to strict anti-poaching rules

Elephants feed at Samburu National Park. The rate of decline accelerated from 2007 to 2014, when 352,271 elephants were counted in the 18 countries surveyed. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • The report, which shows that Africa now has only 352,271 elephants, says that across East Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania have experienced large declines in populations.
  • Ms Heather Sohl, chief adviser on wildlife at the WWF-UK, called for a renewed effect to deal with poaching.

Kenya is one of only four African countries that have seen an increase in the population of elephants in the past decade.

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