Conflict and politics in Amboseli

Chloe & Gregoire Blond / Published July 20, 2012 08:54 AM

Very sad news in the Amboseli NP and area. Ezra, one of Amboseli's oldest remaining bulls, aged 46, died on Wednesday of multiple spear wounds, including the one you see in his forehead, which he attempted to rip out but broke instead.

Since a few days, Maasai warriors within the Amboseli ecosystem rose up in protest by hunting down the area's elephant, lion and buffalo, to try and force KWS to better allocate resources to the community, given that the Maasai are the ones who must daily interact with the majority of the animals. The Maasai community currently earns only 2% of the revenue from the Amboseli gate collection revenue.

Full story : http://lionguardians.org/conflict-and-politics-in-amboseli

Picture courtesy of Nick Brandt, from https://www.facebook.com/biglifefoundation


Comments


Andy Hogg

Commented July 21, 2012 08:21 PM
Oldest and biggest bulls! - there are not many left!

Harshit Singh

Commented July 22, 2012 03:28 PM
That's true, not many are left, not an expert on this probably need to figure out a mediation there with the Maasai

Michael Lorentz

Commented July 23, 2012 05:51 AM
What a senseless tragedy. Once again, wildlife pays for the stupidity of humankind.

Passage To Africa

Commented July 23, 2012 05:57 AM
No man has the right to do this to an elephant, irrespective of the agenda. What hope has African wildlife got if even its custodians are too ignorant and self motivated to understand and care for it?

Joerg Seufert

Commented July 30, 2012 02:27 PM
how true Michael, humankind will not learn...

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