Kenya and Tanzania: Massive Elephant Loss


The link below is to an article reporting on the massive loss of elephants in Kenya and Tanzania to ivory poachers.

For more visit:
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=227810

Kenya: Poachers Killing Rhinos


The link below is to an article reporting on the death of Rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park. Rhino populations are dwindling quickly throughout Africa due to poachers seeking their ivory.

For more, visit:
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=134790

Kenya: Mountain Bongo Facing Extinction


With less than 120 individuals left in Kenya, the world’s largest antelope is facing extinction in the wild within a matter of years. Kenya is the only country in the world where Mountain Bongo exist in the wild. They are threatened by poachers, habitat destruction and a collapsing gene pool.

There is possible good news for the Mountain Bongo, with increasing captive populations, including a growing breeding population in Kenya which may one day be reintroduced to the wild.

For more visit:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=mountain-bongo-faces-extinction-aft-2011-04-15