Our good friend and active contributor to MWCT, Kristin, brought this interesting article to our attention, and now we’d like to share it with you. It highlights the serious challenges facing crucial wildlife corridors in Tanzania and Kenya as a result of drought, rampant poaching a poisoning of large carnivores. The article highlights the rapidly declining lion populations in Kenya and throughout Africa, and exemplifies the urgent need and successes of predator compensation programs, such as MWCT’s Simba Project, which has proven to be one of our most successful endeavors. Since its implementation in 2006, we have witnessed the lion population within Kuku Group Ranch (neighboring Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks) increase from an estimate 20 lions to well over 50. We’re very proud to be part of what the author refers to as “better news” in the Chyulu Hills, and we’re working hard to ensure the continuation of the Simba Project, and the protection of the local environment. We look forward to hearing your comments on this article, and hope that it brings attention to the very real, serious environmental challenges that face Kenya’s land and wildlife.
Check out the article at the link below…..
we look forward to your comments!