epa03136578 (33/44)Tens of thousands of lesser and greater flamingos gather in Lake Oloiden, near Naivasha, Kenya, 17 February 2012. Flourished with flora and fauna, Kenya has over 1,000 species of birds, 261 mammals, and 6,500 species of plants. Wildlife plays a major role in Kenya's socioeconomic development, serving as one of the major drawing cards for the tourism which is Kenya's largest source of foreign currency revenue. However, the human-wildlife conflict has been a serious obstacle to wildlife conservation in Kenya. Some parks and their ecosystems were hit hard by the recent prolonged drought which resulted in massive deaths of herbivorous animals such as zebras, elephants and buffaloes. This in turn created a shortage of food for carnivores such as lions and hyenas. Kenya is tasked with a hard and indispensable mission- conserving the wildlife which is of immeasurable socioeconomic value to the country, but also of cultural and aesthetic value not only to Kenya itself but to the rest of the world. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA PLEASE SEE ADVISORY epa03136545 FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT
flamants roses,
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epa03136554 (07/44) A lion sunbathes in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya, 11 February 2012. Flourished with flora and fauna, Kenya has over 1,000 species of birds, 261 mammals, and 6,500 species of plants. Wildlife plays a major role in Kenya's socioeconomic development, serving as one of the major drawing cards for the tourism which is Kenya's largest source of foreign currency revenue. However, the human-wildlife conflict has been a serious obstacle to wildlife conservation in Kenya. Some parks and their ecosystems were hit hard by the recent prolonged drought which resulted in massive deaths of herbivorous animals such as zebras, elephants and buffaloes. This in turn created a shortage of food for carnivores such as lions and hyenas. Kenya is tasked with a hard and indispensable mission- conserving the wildlife which is of immeasurable socioeconomic value to the country, but also of cultural and aesthetic value not only to Kenya itself but to the rest of the world. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA PLEASE SEE ADVISORY epa03136545 FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT
lions,
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epa08599750 A herd of Elephants walk along the edge of a water point while grazing, on World Elephant Day inside the Amboseli National Park, in southern Kenya, 12 August 2020. World Elephant Day is celebrated on 12 August annually. EPA/Daniel Irungu
et éléphants, tout y passe.
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