Jeffrey Gettleman, The Times’s Nairobi bureau chief, reports on how Kenya’s wildlife conservation corps is learning from a reformed poacher how to counter the growing threat to elephants.

Seth Dixon, Ph.D.‘s insight:

In Somalia, former pirates are helping to patrol the coasts to prevent piracy.  This idea of reforming and recruiting past criminals is also seen in Kenya as former poachers are trying to protect elephants that are essential to the local ecology as well as the tourism-driven economy.   In addition to the attached video is this article which expands on these issues.

Tags: biogeography, tourism, Africa, consumption, resources, ecology, Kenya.

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