In May, the DSWT hosted the first meeting to review the Community Outreach projects currently carried out. This meeting brought together the Kenyan Wildlife Service (KWS) community outreach/education department, school teachers heading Wildlife Clubs from the Mtito-Andei area, and the Mtito Andei community opinion leaders.
The DSWT also continued running school trips to Tsavo National Park, hosting 7 school trips including 175 school children and 21 teachers. The DSWT school trips offer the best opportunity to teach wildlife conservation outside the classroom setup in a fun and interactive manner. Similarly the DSWT hosted three wildlife video shows in three schools in the Kibwezi area, these videos touch on poaching as a major threat faced by wildlife in Kenya and efforts made by different conservation groups to curb poaching.
You can read more about the month’s activities from the Community Outreach Project here: