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Elephant grazes in Kenyan wildlife conservancy

Accroding to AFP: There has been a sharp increase in elephant poaching in the communities adjacent to the conservancy. Jonathan Moss, director of the Lewa Conservancy stated that the only real way to stem the poaching of elephant ivory and rhino horns in the country is to target the demand. Wildlife officials said elephant poaching has risen sevenfold in Kenya since a one-time ivory sale was approved in 2007 by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, for four African countries. Last year 271 Kenyan elephants were killed by poachers, compared with 37 in 2007 according to the Kenya Wildlife Service.