Conservationist’s walk to air plight of elephants

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 00:11 |
Some of the elephants living at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, United Kingdom. Photo/PD/Courtesy

A conservationist seeks to plant more than 10,000 tree seedlings across 11 counties in a campaign seeking to create awareness on the plight of elephants.

Justus Nyamu of the Elephant Neighbours’ Centre, a Non-Governmental Organisation, said his mission seeks to reclaim the lost forest cover by using elephants as a key point for conservation of other endemic species in our forests.

Speaking in Bomet yesterday, Nyamu noted that Kenyans must be sensitised about elephant conservation, saying  the animals are under pressure and declining from habitat loss.

“When we lose elephants we have lost other species. That is why we must incorporate communities in the conservation process,” he said.

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