In places where there is or has been human elephant conflict and/or poaching you can often see signs of it on elephants. if you look closely you can see some lumps and bumps on these three males. they are most likely abscesses cause by arrow wounds. the males may have been on an unwelcome foraging excursion raiding people’s farms at night, and farmers retaliated by throwing spears or shooting arrows. or they may have found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time and met poachers who were after their tusks. 🐘
exploding human populations, rising consumption of natural resources and the expansion of human activities into previously remote areas is continuing to deplete and further fragment traditional elephant habitat, resulting in conflict between elephants and people that can lead to injuries and loss of life - on both sides of the conflict.
to avoid escalating conflict we must encourage spatial planning, zoning of habitat, and protection of wildlife corridors.
want to learn more about elephants behavior? visit our website www.elephantvoices.org or click the link in our bio. 🐘
3 days ago
Training this morning at tambach just outside iten
I first went to africa in november 2016. kenya to be more specific. i landed in mombasa at 3am. to land in such a place at such an hour with such tiredness proved to be, well, an experience to say the least. after a rather scary trip from the airport to the hotel, which was only a 15 minute drive away but seemed like hours, i arrived at my 'hotel' in pitch darkness. after the most bizarre check in i've ever had, all done in total darkness except for a small flickering candle, i was taken to my room for the night. by this time it was around 4am. it's fair to say i didn't sleep a wink due to a local mosque being rather lively with some kind of celebration. plus i was still slightly shaken by my eventful trip to the hotel. anyway, when i got out of bed in the morning i looked out of the window and saw this. this horrible, dark scary place only a few hours ago was now all of a sudden a place full of culture, folk exchanging smiles, kids playing in the dusty streets, corner shops selling fruit. and this is when my first african adventure began, right here in mombasa. now i was excited 😊 ✌️❤️💚💛 #mombasa#kenya#culture#travel#travelphotography#africa#africanlife
Every story is worth being told. every voice is worth being heard.
today men and women marched for the sake of equality, dignity and justice. may this collective voice be heard and change realized on a global scale.
pokot, kenya 2017 - mother of christine who is part of the come unity child sponsorship program