WWF-Kenya statement on the recent rhino deaths
Further WWF statement on the recent rhino deaths in Kenya:
"We are devastated at the loss of the rhinos and determined to ensure that vital lessons are learned from this tragic incident to prevent such losses in future. This is why on 8 August we announced an independent review of WWF’s roles and responsibilities as a donor to this translocation work.
“Our paramount concern is always the safety of the animals we are working to protect.
"We supported the rhino translocation to Tsavo East, which was managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service as the mandated government wildlife institution, as part of broader efforts to protect the critically endangered species. Decisions in relation to the timing and technical aspects of the translocations were made by KWS.”