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Our Mission…

is to help Elephants.

VISION

Our Vision is to see a Kenya develop into a nation that respects the existence and value of elephants as an important component of our national heritage and economy.

MISSION

Our Mission is to protect the elephant as a species of important national interest by transforming the attitudes of Kenyans at all levels towards environmentally sensitive livelihood.

The Trend

Kenya loses one (1) elephant daily to poaching and over 365 elephants for its tusks (ivory) annually. If this trend continues the national elephant population may decline given that mortality rate was 4% compared to a growth rate of 2% in 2011. Over 80% of Kenya’s elephants are found outside protected areas and the rest in National Parks and Reserves.

Ivory Belongs to Elephants

The Ivory belongs to elephant walk campaign received enormous support from Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretary to the Ministry of Environment, water and Natural Resource, KWS and International organizations such as IFAW, WWF among others who walked with Jim separately. Jim has walked over 5001 km now that includes 1050 km in the USA  (Boston to DC).

Our Objectives

This campaign walk has three objectives:

(1) Raise awareness on the elephants and Rhino poaching
(2) Engage local communities on how to participate in wildlife conservation programs
(3) Educate communities on the new wildlife Act enacted early this year.

For over a decade

We have been working hard to save the life of Elephants

The elephant population in 1970 was at 167, 000. The numbers stand at 26,400 elephants in Kenya today. Kenya loses one (1) elephant daily to poaching and over 365 elephants for its tusks (ivory) annually. If this trend continues the national elephant population may decline given that mortality rate was 4% compared to a growth rate of 2% in 2011. Over 80% of Kenya’s elephants are found outside protected areas and the rest in National Parks and Reserves. Poaching is an emerging challenge and if its not managed now, it will lead to decline of elephant numbers and negatively impact the economy (GDP). 

Elephant Neighbors’ Center (ENC) is a Non- profit Organization whose mission is to protect the African elephant and secure landscapes for elephants outside the protected areas. ENC places emphasis on a three-tier approach: integrating community knowledge, environment and livelihoods in resolving principal problems and bias facing conservation in Kenya. Mr. Jim Nyamu is an ENC co-founder with over 16 years’ experience of studying elephants in Kenya and Africa.

Elephants Being Killed

167,000
Elephants in 1970
26,000
Elephants in Kenya
365
Task lost in poaching
70%
Outside Protected area

We are Lovers of Elephants

ENC has brought various organizations together and have achieved just to mention just a few since the campaign started; Ivory belongs to elephants campaign among others lobbied the Kenyan government to improve the wildlife penalties from 1 year or a fine of Ksh 40,000 to life in Prison or a fine of 20 million shillings and now enacted as a law.

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