Faru Team Burra Update: 01 July 2005
Isaac Maina Alex Macharia John Malonza Samuel Adero Peter Wambua Mwoni Ikuthu Rangers– Ibrahim, Mugendi, Noor Din, Warisame, Emuria, Letaman, Solomon
Area of operation:
The areas patrolled this month included Ndara ranch, Irima, Ndii, Kajire, Choke ranch, Mbulia ranch and Ngutuni ranch
503 SNARES RECOVERED
A dry spell is being currently being experienced in Tsavo which is characterized by cold weather, wind and frequent dust. The temperature ranges from a maximum of 28 degrees centigrade during the day to a minimum of 18 degrees at night. At the moment the farming communities are idle as they are only tending to their livestock due to the fact that currently there is no crop in the farms. Consequently there is an increase in the number of snares being set. The month’s operations started at Ndara ranch where 34 snares were recovered, 11 of these targeted big animals. Charcoal burning was also noticed which concerned the ranch owner who was intending to convert the ranch into a game sanctuary. Kajire ranch was visited for a day and 2 poachers were arrested in possession of 61 snares which they were in the process of setting. Both of the poachers were handed over to the authorities and were later arraigned in court. Choke ranch which neighbors Kamtonga village and the Mwatate sisal was the next area that we patrolled. A series of night ambushes were organized which unfortunately did not yield any results. 26 snares were recovered all of which targeted medium sized animals. Mbulia ranch which neighbors Tsavo East on one side and Tsavo west on the other yielded 82 snares including 3 big ones targeting. A hare was found rotting in a snare.
A series of video shows were screened to two villages and one college during the course of the month
Report by Isaac Maina