Faru Team Burra Update: 01 July 2004
Isaac Maina. Mutua Koti Jacob Dadi. Sammy Odero. Phillip Kipkorir 4 K.W.S Rangers
SNARES COLLECTED 507
The patrols started at the local area adjacent to the parks. Irima recorded no new activity though 12 snares were recovered of which 6 came from the park side. Ndii recorded 22 snares during the first visit and 12 on the second visit. During the latter visit, footprints were found which indicated that the poachers were moving in and out of the park at night. Marapu on the eastern side of the park yielded 99 snares and charcoal burning was on the increase once again. This month we patrolled mainly in the ranches. For the majority of the month the team managed to group together with Gazi team and their KWS personnel which enabled us to do more night ambushes as well as larger day time patrols. Through the information of a local informer we laid a successful ambush, which netted the poachers from their night work in Mwatate sisal estate. In a follow up at neighbouring kamtonga village we found Dikdiks in sacks and on drying lines. Five poachers were arrested, 28 Dikdiks and an assortment of hunting weapons which included spotlights, pangas, bicycles and clothing were confiscated.