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Headed by KWS Field Veterinary Officer Dr. Edward Kariuki this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment including a refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as all the medicines and equipment required for rapid and effective veterinary response.
A Sheldrick Trust driver and veterinary assistant called Julius Kyalo supports Dr. Edward Kariuki along with two experienced Kenya Wildlife Service capture rangers.
The Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit has been operational since May 2014.
March 2023 marked the transition from the prolonged drought experienced in the Southern Conservation Area. Heavy downpours were received in the last week of the month. The upper section of Amboseli National Park and the adjacent community areas were flooded, these areas became the nucleus for grass and other vegetation regenerationRead more
A considerable number of veterinary interventions in the Southern Conservation Area in February 2023 were related to human-wildlife conflictRead more
In January, the SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to cases in the Amboseli and Tsavo Conservation Areas. Most cases were caused by human-wildlife conflict, which has been exacerbated by the drought.Read more