Officials talk biodiversity as drought stunts Kenya wildlife


              A ranger sits next to an orphan giraffe at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, in Samburu County, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on Oct. 14, 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change is wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. Conservation charities say they are doing what they can as natural resources dry up. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Elephant drinking water in a dry well in Samburu County, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on Oct. 13, 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change is wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. Conservation charities say they are doing what they can as natural resources dry up. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Rangers feed orphan elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, in Samburu County, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on Oct. 14, 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change is wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. Conservation charities say they are doing what they can as natural resources dry up. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Buffalo feeds on grass brought by a ranger in Samburu County, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on Oct. 13, 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change is wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. Conservation charities say they are doing what they can as natural resources dry up. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Elephants alongside monkeys gather at Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya on Oct. 13, 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change is wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. Conservation charities say they are doing what they can as natural resources dry up. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              A man feeds buffalo with grass at a Samburu National Reserve in Samburu County in Kenya on Oct. 13, 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change is wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. Conservation charities say they are doing what they can as natural resources dry up. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Rangers feed orphan elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya, on Oct. 14, 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change is wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. Conservation charities say they are doing what they can as natural resources dry up. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              FILE - Maasai children run past a zebra that local residents said died due to drought, as they graze their cattle at Ilangeruani village, near Lake Magadi, in Kenya, on Nov. 9, 2022. Kenyan authorities say the drought has killed hundreds of zebras among several other species in the last nine months. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)
            
              FILE - An elephant, that was killed by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after it killed a woman as it was looking for water and food amid the drought, lies in Loolkuniyani, Samburu County in Kenya on Oct. 16, 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change and degraded barren lands are wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)
            
              Locals touch the trunk of an elephant that was killed by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after the elephant killed a woman while wandering for water and food in Loolkuniyani, Samburu County in Kenya on Oct. 16 2022. In Kenya’s sweltering northern Samburu county, a destructive drought exacerbated by climate change and degraded barren lands are wreaking havoc on people and wildlife. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Locals carry elephant meat that was killed by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after the elephant killed a woman while wandering for water and food in Loolkuniyani, Samburu County in Kenya on Oct. 16, 2022. After four consecutive years of failed rains causing some of the worst conditions in 40 years, wild animals have become commonplace in the county's villages as they search for food. Many don't survive, providing herders an unfortunate lifeline as they cut chunks of meat from their carcasses. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Locals cut elephant meat that was killed by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after the elephant killed a woman while wandering for water and food in Loolkuniyani, Samburu County in Kenya on Oct. 16 2022. After four consecutive years of failed rains causing some of the worst conditions in 40 years, wild animals have become commonplace in the county's villages as they search for food. Many don't survive, providing herders an unfortunate lifeline as they cut chunks of meat from their carcasses. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Locals cut elephant meat that was killed by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after the elephant killed a woman while wandering for water and food in Loolkuniyani, Samburu County in Kenya on Oct. 16 2022. After four consecutive years of failed rains causing some of the worst conditions in 40 years, wild animals have become commonplace in the county's villages as they search for food. Many don't survive, providing herders an unfortunate lifeline as they cut chunks of meat from their carcasses. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Officials talk biodiversity as drought stunts Kenya wildlife