Kenya national wildlife census 2021 report

Kenya has hailed its efforts to crack down on poaching as it released the results of the country's first-ever national wildlife census, calling the survey a vital weapon in its conservation battle. According to the census, the country has a total of 36,280 elephants, a 12% jump from the figures recorded in 2014, when poaching activity was at its highest.. Efforts to increase penalties on crimes related to threatened species appear to be bearing fruits, the report, which counted 30 species of animals and covered nearly 59% of Kenya's land mass, said.