Faru Team Burra Update: 01 June 2006
Mathew Kiura – team leader Boro Gitau John Malonza Samuel Odero Samuel Msaku Peter Wambua
Area of operation:
During the month of June, the Burra team’s activities were concentrated in the private ranches and the parks catchment areas. We also carried out activities in the surrounding communities.
312 SNARES RECOVERED
Out of a total of 312 snares which were retrieved during the month, one targeted big game such as buffalo, 5 targeted medium game such as gazelles
When looking at the number of snares collected during the course of the month it is evident that small snares far outnumber medium and large snares.
At Taita Sisal Estate we cam across a dead Dikdik and a dead camel both of which had fallen victim to snares.
At the Kajire/Maungu power line we observed that there was a large amount of vegetation destruction and charcoal burning taking place.
Community This month the Burra team visited Mwabiti and Coast high schools with the purpose of enhancing conservation education.
Park clean-up During the month of June the Burra team carried out a park clean up exercise.
Report by Mathew Kiura