According to KWS, the Republic of Tanzania and African Elephant Database, Maasai Mara National Reserve elephant population has continued declined over 10 years or less. In 2007 the entire Maasai Mara National Reserve that includes Kenyan conservancies had 2,072, 2010 there was slight increase 3,071 and the most recent survey 2014 in collaboration with Tanzania National Park shows a huge decline in the northern part which is Kenya with 1,448 and the entire Maasai Mara- Serengeti ecosystem accommodating 6,087. A total of 192 elephant carcasses were counted in the entire ecosystem, of which 117 were in the northern part and 75 in the south. In the north, 84% of carcasses were found outside of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and 18% were found inside. In the south, 27% of the carcasses were found outside protected areas and 73 % were found inside.
Summarised by Jim Justus Nyamu the leading grass-root education & awareness campaign dubbed “ Ivory belongs to elephants”. We are now preparing for a 200km walk in Maasai Mara covering Western, Northern and Eastern side of the Reserves September 24th- October 4th.
Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/groups/392490094150085/ for more information. Jim Justus Nyamu has now walked 5001km both in Kenya and in US raising awareness on the plight of African elephant .