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  • Writer's pictureSeth van Bracht

Elephants rising up!

African Savannah elephants populations are increasing

A sigh of relief went through our hearts when reading about the stabilization and even an increase in elephant numbers throughout Africa. The recent survey from KAZA (Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area) have found that the numbers of our gentle giants have increased by 5% since 2016. KAZA includes the five Southern African countries of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. The survey shows further that Botswana, a firm favourite of Safari-Safari, has the largest elephant population, accounting for 58% of elephants in the KAZA region. Furthermore, Tanzania's Ministry of Tourism released a census last year August showing the country's elephant population has stabilized, since the dramatic drop in elephant population between 2009 and 2014, mainly due to poaching. Total African numbers are around 415, 000 elephants to date

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