Poaching Concerns Kenya's Tourism Sector

Tour operators are appealing to government to act fast and contain poaching which they say could negatively impact their business, as the country is widely sold as a wildlife destination internationally.


  • Kenya:  Inquiry On Poaching to Be Created

    The Star, 12 January 2013

    A commission of inquiry is to be set up into the rampant poaching of rhinos and elephants. read more »

  • Kenya:  It Is Time to Act On Elephant Poaching

    The Star, 11 January 2013

    Poaching of both rhino and elephant has reached alarming levels in Kenya. The recent killing of a family of 12 elephants in Tsavo East National Park by a gang of poachers has ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Man Arrested Over Elephant Killings

    The Star, 11 January 2013

    Kenya Wildlife Service security team in Tsavo has arrested one suspect in relation to the poaching of 12 elephants at Bisadi on Saturday. read more »

  • Kenya:  KWS Decries Increased Poaching of Jumbos

    The Star, 10 January 2013

    The Kenya Wildlife Services has raised the red flag following heightened poaching of elephants in the parks. read more »

  • Kenya:  Two Poachers Killed As Elephant Death Toll Rises

    The Star, 10 January 2013

    Two suspected poachers were gunned down in Isiolo on Tuesday. One G3 rifle, 12 bullets and eight pieces of ivory were recovered at Mlango. Also recovered was a weighing scale used ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Poachers Killed in Isiolo

    The Star, 10 January 2013

    Two suspected poachers have been gunned down by security officers as the operation to flush out poachers intensifies. Eight pieces of elephant tusks, a G3 riffle and 12 rounds of ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Poaching Gangs May Soon Control Country

    The Star, 4 January 2013

    THREE more rhinos have been poached in Nanyuki. 2012 was a very bad year for elephant and rhinos in Kenya. Thousands were poached although KWS has not released the exact numbers. read more »

  • Kenya:  Africa's Wildlife Is Under Grave Danger

    The Star, 1 January 2013

    Africa's wildlife is under threat as never before. Trafficking in ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products is more organized, widespread, and dangerous than they have been in ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Africa and China Must Act to End Ivory Trade

    The Star, 19 December 2012

    The Royal Malaysian Customs recently announced the seizure of 24 tons of ivory in Port Klang. This is the largest ever seizure of ivory in transit through the country. read more »

  • Kenya:  Worst Year for Elephant Poaching - Welfare Group

    The Star, 19 December 2012

    This has been the worst year for elephants in Africa following wanton killing by poachers, says the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Director of the Elephant Programme of ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Two Poachers Arrested in Kitale Town

    The Star, 18 December 2012

    Two suspected poachers from West Pokot have been arrested in Kitale town after a tip off from residents. The two who were ferrying 57 kg elephant tusks from Kapenguria were ... read more »