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Educating East Africa


A phrase that is being echoed by conservation experts confirms current conservation issues require a “multi-faceted approach” to tackle problems in human-wildlife conflict, climate change, poaching and land degradation.
The status of conservation across east Africa
Government corruption in poverty-stricken countries means those living with little quality of life are tempted into illicit activities to improve their circumstances by poaching iconic species.Hides and horns generate high prices and the demand in Asian countries makes anti-poaching efforts harder and harder, with hi-tech equipment needed to combat poachers funded by powerful cartels around the world.
Alongside this, human-wildlife conflict is rife as populations increase exponentially and the need for more land swells human habitations in bucolic areas belonging to wildlife.Predators are seen as vermin – capable of destroying incomes, food sources and property. Such is the situation that elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopard…