Carey Eaton's murder in Nairobi last week was big news in Australian media including TV. Following the killing of 'Mountain Bull' last month near Mt Kenya, today i read... in news all over the net including a feature article in the 'South China Morning Post'... of another famous elephant's death from poaching... namely 'Satoa' in Tsavo NP! Very sad and frustrating.
The senseless killing in Kenya of both innocent people and innocent elephants is making big news (as it should) around the world. Elephants are being seriously threatened.
My query, especially to residents and safari operators based in Kenya is: Are these killings making headlines in Kenyan press, and is the Kenyan government taking the issue very seriously? I sincerely hope it is because the news is hammering Kenya's reputation and if tourism flounders it virtually ensures the resources to fight poaching will be not be forthcoming. If yr own govt doesn't care enough, visitors will make their own decisions.