The Waso corridor stretches from Kirimon to Kipsing. Right in the middle of this vast land there is a rock formation called Tali, behind it lies an important path in which migration elephants pass.
Difficult terrain and thick bush has in the last 9 months made this a ‘poaching hotspot’ – we are doing all we can to try and reverse this deadly trend.
This is what an Elephant Graveyard looks like.
Please look at our glossary of Samburu words to the right for definitions of Samburu terms and click back through previous Chapters (below right) to understand more about the Samburu.
It started with reports of gunshots from across the river. A huge male elephant shot in the eye. This was the first of eleven elephant to lose their lives.
Once again the illegal trade of ivory is affecting the lives of the Samburu people – threatening their future and lands for generations to come.
We sadly start 2013 with bad news.
At the beginning of January a whole family of elephant were killed in Kenya’s Tsavo national park. Last year close to 400 Elephant were poached in Kenya alone, with the total number of African Elephants now soaring into the tens of thousands annually.