Published in July 2022

Note: the original BBC report is available here.

Kenya's Wildlife and Tourism ministry says that climate change is now a bigger threat to elephant conservation than poaching.

In the past year, the country has recorded 179 elephant deaths due to the ongoing drought affecting the Horn of Africa.

Following consecutive seasons of poor rains, rivers and water pans have dried up and grasslands have shrivelled in the game reserves.

Here BBC's Mercy Juma reports from the Tsavo National Park in Kenya, one of the largest parks in the world:

At Sand Dams Worldwide, we are working with Tsavo Trust and our strategic partners, the Africa Sand Dam Foundation, to construct 25 sand dams over the next 5 years to provide year round water for the wildlife living in Tsavo National Park, as well as restore degraded and fragile land through enabling vegetation re-growth. For more information, click here.

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