Photos clicked by anti-poaching patrol helicopters and airplanes of the Tsavo Conservation Area in Kenya reveal two stunning sides of the amazing wildlife of the region. It reveals the stunning images of wildlife including thriving herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes and many more while at the same time it also shows the shocking impact of poaching in the Tsavo Conservation Area.
The Tsavo Conservation Area is a vast complex of protected area comprising of four national parks of Kenya – Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Chyulu Hills National Park, and South Kitui National Reserve. However, just like all the African national parks, Tsavo is struggling to protect the wildlife.
The anti-poaching patrol by helicopters and airplanes reveals the stunning images of wildlife including thriving herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes and many more. The images were clicked by the pilots of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) aircrafts that fly over the Tsavo Conservation Area. DSWT has around nine-anti poaching teams in Kenya which work closely with the Kenya Wildlife Service to tackle the threat of ivory smuggling and animal poaching.
Kenya has a large population of elephants and hence, is a big victim of ivory smuggling. DSWT and Kenyan wildlife service are having a tough job in preserving the fragile wildlife. The Executive Director of The David Dheldrick Wildlife Trust, Ron Brandford further revealed that poachers in Tsavo use poisoned arrows and spears to kill elephants and later smuggled the ivory out of the park using a vehicle or bicycle. Mombassa, major port of Kenya is the final destination from where the ivory is smuggled across the world.