Duma Team Chyulu Update: 01 April 2007
James Mbuthia – team leader Julius Kyalo Nasarwa Esimegele Kathuki Ngongo David Wambua Isaiah Ndei 4 KWS Rangers
Area of operation:
During the month of April the Chyulu team patrolled the following areas: Umani Springs, The triangle, Ngulia Hills and the Tsavo river areas.
The teams desnaring efforts during the month of April were divided into two phases
During the first phase the team was based at Umani Springs in the Kibwezi forest which is currently under the threat of deforestation due to the extensive charcoal buring taking place.
Phase Two involved the mapping of Tsavo East’s triangle and Tsavo West National Parks. It entailed the visiting of both old and new poaching hotspots, the marking of waterholes, springs, and snaring areas.
Report by James Mbuthia