Kenya, Tanzania wildlife officers in joint operation to nab poachers

What you need to know:

  • The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says a suspected poaching mastermind in the Mara escaped a dragnet and fled to Ethiopia.

  • The man has been linked to Al-Shabaab and is said to be a key financier.

  • The most recent case was the killing of a black rhino on Sunday.

Kenya and Tanzania have stepped up surveillance in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve following increased poaching.

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