Crisis for Wildlife

The world is experiencing an unprecedented wildlife crisis.

rhinoIn the last seven years, the elephant population was reduced by 30 percent and more than 3,500 rhinos have been slaughtered by poachers since 2012. There are direct and indirect links between poaching, wildlife crime and transnational organized criminals, insurgencies and even terrorist organizations.

In Kenya, the black rhino population is facing extinction. In 1970s there were 20,000 black rhinos. Today there are only about 700.

The current situation has significant implications for Kenya’s development as about 10 percent of Kenya’s GDP is associated with the tourism industry that relies on popular wildlife attractions as elephants and rhinos.

In Project Ngulia, a consortium of public and private sector actors are taking action. With smart technology and innovation we will combat poaching and wildlife crime. You can join us and make a difference on the ground in Kenya!

Click the image below to read the Kenya Wildlife Service's project report.

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