Magical Naming Festival to help save Elephants in Kenya

The Kenya Wildlife Service has launched a new initiative to raise money to help fund elephant conservation in Kenya.

The Magical Kenya Tembo Naming Festival (MKTNF) took place in Amboseli National Park on 9 October 2021.

For a minimum donation of Kshs 500,000 (USD4,520) people can adopt and name an elephant in the park.

Through joint efforts from the various agencies poaching of elephants has reduced in recent years.

This has led to the elephant population in Kenya growing by 2,000 to 36,000 over the last 4 years.

However the elephants are now facing new threats from increased droughts due to climate change, and from human settlements encroaching on migratory corridors.

Rivers are drying up, habitats are being lost and elephants are becoming isolated.

All these factors are putting the future of the elephants at risk.

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