Wildlife, including elephants, are facing threats to their natural habitats as human populations expand and infrastructure development accelerates. As a result, there is increased pressure on people, wildlife and livestock to share the landscape and available resources.
As part of our mission to secure a future for the world’s largest land mammal, Save the Elephants has teamed up with the Wyss Academy for Nature to safeguard wildlife and livestock movement corridors in northern Kenya. This will help prevent the fragmentation of this fast-changing landscape.
Analysing more than 20 years of radio tracking data from almost two hundred tracked elephants, STE has been able to identify major migratory routes being used by elephants which are now under threat of being blocked because of human pressure.
A key focus of STE’s work involves engaging with local communities about the importance of corridors and working with them and other stakeholders, such as government and conservation partners, towards sustainable ways of protecting corridors, with the ultimate goal for the communities to secure and gazette them into law with the support of the County Governments and National Lands Commission.
Read how one collared bull’s journey resulted in a 28-kilometer corridor in Mt. Kenya being charted and built by clicking here.