(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Communities in Kenya, and across all of Africa, are mobilizing to protect wildlife from poachers. While poaching and the ivory trade can be profitable, the money brought in from tourism is far more lucrative. Realizing they need to protect local creatures as a renewable and valuable resource, local citizens are arming themselves, forming militias, and patrolling the wilderness. Read the NYT article below for more info on these community conservation efforts. — Global Animal
Elephants foraging in Kenya's Samburu wildlife reserve. Local militias have formed to protect the creatures from poachers.
Elephants foraging in Kenya’s Samburu wildlife reserve. Local militias have formed to protect the creatures from poachers. Photo Credit: Tyler Hicks

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/world/africa/to-save-wildlife-and-tourism

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