Ironically, Richard Moller would move on from Lewa to running the Tsavo Trust, also in Kenya, whose expansive territory is twice the size of Israel. Tsavo serves as the home to the largest remaining population of "Tuskers," elephants with highly-prized ivory tusks that literally reach the ground. This past June the largest Tusker, named Satao, was senselessly killed by ivory poachers with poisoned arrows. Satao, by many accounts, was one of, if not the largest, bull elephant on the planet. He was one of the dozen bull elephants at Tsavo whose symmetrical, long tusks weigh 100 pounds each. So rare are these elusive specimens that they unfortunately have become the prime targets for sportsmen and ivory poachers.
Moller, a dedicated preservationist, and the Tsavo Trust, work closely with the Kenya Wildlife Services. Together they are overseeing the most ambitious elephant preservation program and the world's last best hope to save these magnificent creatures. Richard and WCS personnel are forever tracking the movements of the elephants across Tsavo's 1,000 square kilometers. from his piper cub airplane.