February was a very hot and dry month across the Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA), with daily temperature averaging at 35◦c. Most watering holes in the protected areas had totally dried up, causing several cases of elephant-human conflict as elephants extend their range into the bordering community farms in search of water and pasture.
During our schools’ field trips, students have been lucky with the abundance of wildlife aggregating at the few surviving water holes. In February, the David Sheldrick hosted eight school trips, two video shows and two conservation lectures and conducted regular maintenance of the elephant-beehive fence at Iviani
You can read more from the February Community Outreach Report here: