It's been two years since our iworry campaign released a report warning the world that one elephant was being killed every 15 minutes by ivory poachers. Since then, we've seen the global public and several governments heed our warning and take action to raise awareness and stem the killings.
But ivory poaching isn't the only threat facing our iconic wildlife. In fact, in July 2015, the DSWT / Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Anti-Poaching Teams arrested loggers, bush meat poachers, livestock owners and charcoal burners, as well as ivory poachers. None of these other threats might have the same visual impact as that of a poached elephant. But they are just as deadly.
Human wildlife conflict
As human populations expand and communities move into habitats previously home to wildlife, animals and humans are increasingly coming into conflict over space and food. Farmers can lose crops, property and even lives - it's said that some 500 people are killed each year by elephants - and, frequently, wild animals including elephants are killed in retaliation.