Wildebeest, bustards and bongos: Kenya begins first national census of wildlife

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Rely goals to offer essential conservation knowledge on animals together with pangolins, turtles and antelope

Planes, helicopters, boats and 4x4s are being deployed, lots of of digital camera traps and satellite tv for pc collars monitored, and an array of dung studied throughout Kenya, because the nation embarks on its first nationwide census of wildlife.

The census, masking the nation’s 58 nationwide parks and reserves, personal and group conservancies, is because of be accomplished by the top of July. It is going to value 250m Kenyan shillings (£1.6m) and features a rely of terrestrial and marine mammals, key birds corresponding to ostriches and kori bustards, and endangered primates. The outcomes are anticipated in August.

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