Published on the 19th of June, 2015
The DSWT Aerial Unit enjoyed a fairly quiet month during May with fewer poaching incidences in the protected areas, particularly involving snaring and poisoned arrow poaching.
Also as another positive result of widespread but patchy rainfall there have been a number of sightings of large herds of elephants from the air. On a few occasions groups of more than 500 strong were sighted in different locations across the region, among them some big bulls and cows with very small babies; an increase in elephant calves has been wonderful to witness in the past months.
You can read more about the activities of our Aerial Surveillance Unit here in our monthly report: