The African elephants of Masai Mara National Reserve
African elephants in Masai Mara National Reserve: Previously, Masai Mara National Reserve had the highest number of African elephants on the planet, however in the recent decade, the Masai Mara National Reserve was severely affected by the illegal activities of poaching which led to the death of African elephants and this of course reduced the population of the elephants in Masai Mara National Reserve from the 167000 in the year 1973 elephants that were reported through the elephant census to 20000 by the year 1990.
Yes, this was bad but in 2015 it was found out that the population of the elephants in Masai Mara National Reserve had grown to 30000 elephants and this was attributed to the wonderful work which was carried out by the rangers and the Kenyan government as well as the Masai community who have maintained and protects the Masai Mara National Reserve to ensure that the population of the elephants within the reserve has increased and grown by over 72% from 2014 up to now. This rate of elephant growth is compared to none of the elephant’s growth in the whole world.
There are the different reason as to why the population of elephants in Masai Mara National Reserve has steadily increased or increased rapidly and this is attributed to the great efforts that are attributed to the Kenyan government, the Masai local community, and of course, the migration of the elephants at the echo system has been influential in increasing the number of elephants in Masai Mara National Reserve.
The poachers in Masai Mara National Reserve have been dealt with with the collaboration of the local community and government which have developed the mechanism for dealing with poachers that include employing the rangers to safeguard the resources.
Such a move has helped to safeguard the wild animals and has identified the mechanism that the poachers use to kill the animals, when do they do it, and the type of gun that is being used, and then where they sell the ivory that they get from the elephants.
As one of the ways of protecting the wildlife, the Kenyan government burnt the large stock of ivory in public viewing as a sign of conserving the elephants within Masai Mara National Reserve in 2016.
The larges ivory stock burnt was the biggest ivory stock ever to be burnt in Kenya and it was once over 105 tones and in this, Kenya was applauded for having this wonderful motive of the elephant protection spirit in Kenya.
Historically, it can be remembered that in 1989, Kenya was the first country where the president came out and burnt the ivory and this made a lot of inspiration to Kenya to see that the African elephants of Masai Mara National Reserve and Kenya, in general, are reserved and protected.
And therefore visitors will be able to see plenty of elephants while visiting Masai Mara National Reserve