A collaboration with @amivitale. Wild elephants make their way through the shrubby landscape of the #namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. The conservancy surrounds the Mathews Range and serves as a critical wildlife refuge for many species and particularly important for #elephant as they move seasonally between the Mathews Range and the Mt. Kenya and Ngare Ndare Forest, a route they have been using for decades. According to the most recent census, there are over 7,000 #elephants in the region, an increase of 12% over the past 5 years.
Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy is home to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild.
Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg
Thank you to @danehenrydigital @brettlowell @davematthewsband @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg for all your help!
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