August has been hot dry and very windy, and as is historically the case at this time of year being peak of the dry season we have seen elevated illegal activities
August has been hot dry and very windy, and as is historically the case at this time of year being peak of the dry season we have seen elevated illegal activities. It has been an active month for all the Tsavo based Units including the DSWT Aerial Unit, Anti-Poaching teams and Veterinary Units. A wide variety of flights have taken place during the course of the month including regular patrols, transportation of KWS sniffer dogs, the tracking, darting and monitoring of many injured elephants as well as continuous monitoring of illegal activities covering all corners of Tsavo
It's been a very demanding month for KWS vets Dr Poghon and Dr Njoroge of the DSWT funded Tsavo and Amboseli Mobile Vet Units who have attended to a total of sixteen separate elephant cases including darting and treatment. Cases varied from arrow wounds to spear wounds including one baby elephant which was mauled by a lion. The helicopter has played a crucial role in enabling quick and safe treatments, along with the support of the DSWT’s Super Cubs and the Trust's Anti-Poaching ground teams.
You can read more about the activities of the DSWT Aerial Unit in our August report: