Author:

Shadrack Ngene,Steve Njumbi,Martha Nzisa,Kenneth Kimitei,Joseph Mukeka,

Abstract:

This paper updates the data on the population status of elephants in the Tsavo–Mkomazi ecosystem. Data were
acquired through aerial census of elephants in the ecosystem, from 7 to 12 February 2011. The census covered
an area approximately 48,319 km2, which was divided into 44 counting blocks. Each block was assigned to a
specific aircraft; the crew consisted of a pilot, front-seat observer and two rear-seat observers for the four-seater
light aircraft, and a pilot and an observer for a two-seater light aircraft. The census lasted five days and involved

0
Author:

ESMOND MARTIN and LUCY VIGNE

Abstract:

Hong Kong displays for retail sale more elephant and mammoth ivory items than any
other city in the world surveyed for ivory. There are also large, intricately carved pieces
of mammoth ivory that can be legally taken out of Hong Kong, as they were carved from
the extinct mammoth. This is in contrast to mainly trinkets, especially jewellery, that are
carved from elephant ivory. They are illegal to export, but being small, these items are easily
smuggled out in personal luggage. Hong Kong is one of the biggest tourist destinations in

0
Author:

Esmond Martin and Daniel Stiles

Abstract:

1. The purpose of this report on the ivory trade, which covers 22 cities within 15 countries of Africa,
was to establish base line data on aspects of the trade from which to assess future changes. The main
indicators selected to represent this data were: quantities of displayed retail worked ivory, prices of
raw and worked ivory, number of retail outlets where ivory items were sold, number of ivory
workshops, number of ivory craftsmen, amount of raw ivory processed per month, and the amount

0
Author:

RENEE KURIYAN

Abstract:

This article examines the development and implementation of a grass-roots elephant
conservation program based upon the Samburu people’s perceptions and knowledge
of elephants in the areas surrounding the Samburu and Buffalo Springs National
Reserves in northern Kenya. Ethnographic methods were used to understand these
perceptions and demonstrated that strong customs and traditions for conserving
wildlife, particularly elephants, exist among the Samburu people. It became evident

0
Button sidebar