Kenya Wildlife Task Force Cracks Down on Elephant Ivory Traffickers in Operation Buzzard

In a significant move against wildlife trafficking, the Kenya Wildlife Task Force (KWTF) launched Operation Buzzard, resulting in the apprehension of three individuals involved in the illegal sale of elephant ivory. This operation marks the first collaborative effort since the recent integration of a Kenya Wildlife Service officer into the KWTF.

The arrested individuals were found in possession of a pair of single tusks weighing a total of 27 kgs, suspected to have been sourced from at least two different elephants. They now face charges under Section 92(2) of the Wildlife and Conservation Management Act, highlighting the ongoing commitment to combatting wildlife crime in Kenya.

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