The Front Lines of Kenya's National Parks

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10 Jun 2013 09:00

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers are dedicated to the protection and management of wildlife in Kenya, despite the dangers the job entails. One of their main tasks involves guarding parks and reserves against those who poach elephants for their valuable ivory tusks. Though the rangers are armed with assault rifles, they face extreme dangers when faced with poachers who are often heavily armed and out number the KWS rangers. These exclusive photos portray the rangers as they put their lives on the line to protect Kenya’s threatened elephants in Tsavo East National Park. June, 2013.

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (12 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
07 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Stephen Lewagat from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in Tsavo East game park in Kenya 7 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (34 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
05 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Sgt. Benson Nadio from the anti poaching unit brief rangers ahead of a patrol at a temporarily base in Tsavo East game park in Kenya 5 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (10 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
05 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit prepare lunch during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 5 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (14 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
06 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Stephen Lewagat from the anti poaching unit relax at a temporally base in Tsavo East game park in Kenya 6 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (1 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
07 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Sgt. Benson Epae clean his gun at a temporarily base in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 7 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (7 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Stephen Lewagat from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (25 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
06 Jun 2013

An elephant that was killed by poachers with a poison arrow three weeks ago in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 6 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (9 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
06 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Sgt. Benson Epae from the anti poaching unit look at an elephant that was killed by poachers with a poison arrow three weeks ago in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 6 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (22 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (16 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (20 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Sgt.Benson Epae gesture to fellow rangers as they approach a illegal charcoal sight in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (2 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (11 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
05 Jun 2013

A elephant can be seen in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 5 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (33 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
05 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Gafo Enos , left, and Gilbert Kosher from the anti poaching pose at their tent at a observation base in Tsavo East game park in Kenya 5 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO