Britain gives Sh150m for wildlife protection



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The British government has donated Sh150 million towards wildlife conservation and fighting poaching.
“We are concerned by the sharp increase in cases of international crime targeting elephants and rhinos, with Asia being the destination,” said High Commissioner Christian Turner.
He was addressing the press after opening a conference of conservation NGOs in Kenya in Enashipai Spa and Resort, Naivasha, on Tuesday.
He praised Kenya’s efforts in fighting poaching.
“We commend the Kenyan government, which recently tracked and arrested a suspect in Tanzania who was involved in smuggling of ivory to Asia,” he said.
Environment CS Judi Wakhungu said poaching is on the decline.
She said between 2012 and 2013, 354 elephants were killed by poachers, but the number dropped to 160 between 2013 and 2014.