Ndovu Team Ithumba Update: 01 September 2003
Area Of Operation
During this month patrols were done along the Tiva river stretch, Umbi and area around Ithumba including the Kasaala Kimweli boundary Participants Wambua Kikwatha Paul Kasau Francis Itumo Munywoki Kisangi Mwoni Ikuthu Francis Ekelo Muteti Feisal 2 KWS Rangers
This period being the dry season yielded 664 snares. There are various reasons that make this particular period an animal slaughter period. • Lack of enough water in the park forcing animals to congregate around water holes and rivers. This makes snaring easy in that poachers do not have to travel great distances to capture their prey.
Two fence committee meetings took place. The purpose of the meeting was to take the community members to the boundary to confirm the fence line and also see the fence progress. The meetings were very successful and they confirmed once again their support for the project. Two schools were visited, Kimweli primary school and Kivuti primary, in order to follow up on the wildlife club projects which are doing very well indeed.
Report by Wambua Kikwatha