De – Snaring Report for June 2007
Mathew Kiura – team leader Samuel Odero Peter Wambua John Malonza Peter Ndungu Samuel Masaku 2 KWS Rangers
Area of operation:
During the month of June, the Burra team covered the following areas: Ngutuni/Maungu, Ndara/Sagala Ranch, Ndii/Irima, Kajire area, Lualeyni/Mgeno ranches and Westermann’s conservation area.
58 SNARES RECOVERED
During the months operations the Burra Team lifted a total of 58 snares, out of which 14 were targeting big game and 44 targeting small game. One poacher in possession of a dead Dikdik and snares was arrested. The team discovered a lot of illegal logging and charcoal burning activities in Mgeno.
Ngutuni/Maungu Snaring in this area has reduced greatly. The team found no snares in the area. However, illegal grazing activities in the park are still taking place.
Ndii/Irima The snaring and illegal grazing has gone down tremendously in this area; we lifted no snares and saw no sings of any illegal activities.
Ndara/Sagala Ranch Several snares were lifted in these areas, mainly targeting small game. There was also a lot of charcoal burning and illegal logging.
Lualeyni/Mgeno All of the 14 big snares collected in the month of June came from this area.
Westermann’s conservation area Several small game snares were lifted in this area.
Report by Mathew Kiura