“In the past couple of years, we have managed to tame poaching in this country,” said Kenyan Tourism Minister Najib Balala. That is an understatement, and in the best way possible. Kenya's elephant population has more than doubled, going from 16,000 elephants in 1989 to 34,000 in 2018. The government has instituted heavier fines and longer jail sentences for people convicted of poaching wildlife or trafficking in wildlife trophies.

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