The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has moved 21 out of the targeted 50 elephants from Narok North to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok South to eliminate human elephant conflict in the area. The 10-day exercise was officially launched by KWS Director Julius Kipng’etich and will be the first phase of an exercise whose total cost is Sh31 million. The first phase will cost Sh7 million. Mr Kipng’etich noted that the current rate of charcoal burning in Narok North was unsustainable and called on local communities to adopt agro-forestry by planting trees, particularly during the coming short rains.
source: Kenya Wildlife Service