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Environment: 14 elephants speared in Amboseli, Kenya

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Environment

Richard Leakey of Wildlife Direct [1] alerts readers to a disturbing occurrence at the Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
14 elephants speared in Amboseli [2]: “…The range of causes of elephant spearing are complex enough — revenge, political protest, self- or crop-protection, delinquency, and, to a lesser extent in Amboseli at least, ivory poaching. But add to those the current atmosphere of uncertainty and unrest in the country, and the mix becomes volatile, the risk to elephants high.”