KenyaÂ’s National Wildlife Census 2021 report

Kenya recently released the National Wildlife Census 2021 report – the country’s first wildlife census report. The three-month survey commenced on April this year, covering some 30 species of mammals, birds and marine wildlife in various ecosystems. Its purpose is to establish a national baseline of the wildlife species.
The report revealed that the numbers of some of the large herbivores like elephants and rhinos are increasing slightly since 2014. The governmentÂ’s anti-poaching efforts have significantly increased the population of these animals. The report also stated that the countryÂ’s black rhino, sable antelope, hirola, Tana River mangabey and roan antelope are critically endangered.

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