Monthly Archives: August 2013

Poachers jailed in Masai Mara

A Narok court has just sent two men who were in possession of ivory to jail for a year each plus a fine. Narok is the administrative headquarters for the world famous Masai Mara area where the wildebeest migration is in full swing. Poaching of elephants and rhino in the Mara threatens a hugely successful tourism industry. […]

Hands Off says Transworld Safaris

We are extremely grateful to Sushil Chauhan and Transworld Safaris (Kenya) Ltd for their support and branding their fleet with the Hands Off Our Elephants stickers.   We look forward to seeing these stickers on more and more vehicles.    

KTN continues coverage on Elephants

Kenya Television Network (KTN) a local television station in Nairobi, Kenya continues to cover the poaching crisis in East Africa. Follow their segment, PERSPECTIVE here…

KTN PRIME News – Save Our Elephants

Last night Kenya Television Network – KTN featured the Hands Off Our Elephants Campaign in a story dubbed Save The Elephants during their PRIME Time News at 9m.  We are pleased that the News Anchors wore the Hands Off Our Elephants armbands in solidarity with the drive to Save Our Majestic Elephants @HandsOffOurEles Watch the […]

Chinese ivory smuggler jailed for 31 months in Kenya

In what can be described as a victory for the Kenyan Public, a Chinese woman,  Chen Biemei, was jailed by a Kenyan court for 2 years and 7 months for attempting to smuggle ivory out of Kenya. Arrested on August 14th Chen may have expected the scanning machines and vigilance to have been low at Kenya’s Nairobi International Airport […]

Celebrating our known elephants in Kenya-BARBARA

Barbara – Matriarch of Amboseli’s BB family since 1989, Barbara is approaching 65 years, and is the oldest living female known in Kenya. She leads her family of 33 across the Amboseli ecosystem between the Park and rich wet-season feeding grounds in Eselenkei group ranch. She has five independent sons and grandsons. Barbara is the only […]

Celebrating our known elephants in Kenya-TIM

Tim – Born in 1969, he is the son of Trista and the grandson of the grand old matriarch Teresia, leader of Amboseli’s TD family. He struck out on his own and became independent from his family at the age of 14 and spent the next 15 years growing and learning about being a bull […]

Dr. Paula Kahumbu & KWS Spokesperson TV interview

For those who missed the TV interview on Sunday 11 August, 2013 on CITIZEN TV, watch the interview here

MP and governor linked to poaching

  By Patrick Mayoyo Two influential Coast businessmen, a central Kenya MP and a Rift Valley governor have been linked to the runaway poaching and ivory smuggling in the country. Police officers, Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Revenue Authority officials conversant with ongoing investigations said they were pursuing leads linking the three individuals to the […]

Kenya: Two Ex-Warden to Be Charged With Poaching

By Kiplang’at Kirui, The Star 2 August 2013 TWO former Kenya Wildlife Service rangers suspected to have been on a poaching mission were yesterday arrested in Maasai Mara game reserve. The two were nabbed at Sekenani area and found with night vision binoculars, saws and a GPRS coordinates. Acting on a tip off from members of the public, the warders, […]