At the moment, more elephants are being killed than are being born in Africa. And this is a closely watched species: we barely know the true impact of poaching on other species. But here in Kasungu you can see the devastating effect with your own eyes. It's slowly being stripped of all its animals. Obviously education and working with local communities are key elements in solving the issue, but right now, right at this moment, Kasungu National Park needs the resources for proper law enforcement so they can arrest and prosecute the poachers every single time they dare to enter.
Back at the lodge a rarity: a few elephants pass through the camp. They feel safe around here as they know it's reasonably safe from poachers. The largest land mammal on our planet, an icon in the African bush, is protected here in Kasungu by a handful of dedicated people. There are just a hundred left. Without any further help and funding for the anti-poaching unit you can't stop wondering, for how long?