Kenya’s first lady Margaret Kenyatta has launched an anti-poaching campaign meant to help conserve the country’s elephants for future generations. Poaching is an enormous problem in Kenya.
Researchers have said that If the problem persists, by 2023, there will be no wild elephants left in the country.
“The statistics are alarming. Currently our elephant population in Kenya has reduced to stand at approximately 30,000.
“Over 183 elephants have been slaughtered this year and we are only in July,” said Kenyatta.
The launched campaign is set to go global by means of a movie called, 'Battle for the Elephants'.
“What we found in developing this campaign is that most Kenyans are not aware of how serious the crisis is. They know that a few elephants are killed here and there but they don't know that Kenya's elephants are at risk of extinction,” said Doctor Paula Kahumbu, Chief Executive Officer of Wildlife Direct. Video.