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Alarm as 117 elephant carcasses found in Maasai Mara Game Reserve

2014-06-09 - Narok, Kenya.

Scientists who have been carrying wildlife census in Maasai Mara Game Reserve have stumbled on 117 fresh and old elephant carcasses. The elephants, whose tusks were missing, may have been killed by poachers or the local community in human-wildlife conflicts. Last month, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) acting Director General William Kiprono said elephant population in the Mara was declining at an alarming rate and called on residents to help security agencies reverse the trend.


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Kenya rounds up elephants to ease trouble with humans

2011-09-22 - Narok, Kenya.

Kenyan rangers on Thursday began relocating 50 rampaging elephants to the renowned Maasai Mara game reserve to stem rising human deaths and property destruction in outlying villages. The first four of the elephants due to be relocated over the next 10 days were shot with tranquilizer darts from a helicopter near Narok town, some 150 kilometres (90 miles) south of Nairobi, a zone notorious for human-wildlife conflict.


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In Kenya, elephants are hated. As people move closer to wildlife, clashes increase

2007-01-28 - Narok, Kenya. Nicholas Wadhams, Chronicle Foreign Service

Mary Sinigi hates elephants. In December, an elephant terrorized her village, chased her husband down a dirt path and ripped the roof off her home while she and her five children cowered inside. "Because of elephants, we never rest," Sinigi said, recalling the predawn invasion. "When the kids leave in the morning to go out to school, we are not certain they will come back until we see them again."


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KWS blamed as wild animals kill 19, injure 38 in Narok

2005-10-10 - Narok, Kenya. Kipchumba Kemei

More than 19 people have been killed and 38 others injured in Narok by wild animals in the past one year, area DC Hassan Farah has said. Farah also said farmers have incurred more than Sh50 million loss in the past three months. Speaking yesterday, the DC asked KWS to drive away elephants from settlement areas. Farah accused KWS of doing little to contain the elephant menace.


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4 Headlines about Elephants from Narok2014-06-09 - Narok, Kenya - Alarm as 117 elephant carcasses found in Maasai Mara Game Reserve 2011-09-22 - Narok, Kenya - Kenya rounds up elephants to ease trouble with humans 2007-01-28 - Narok, Kenya - In Kenya, elephants are hated. As people move closer to wildlife, clashes increase 2005-10-10 - Narok, Kenya - KWS blamed as wild animals kill 19, injure 38 in Narok

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