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Headed by KWS Veterinary Officer Dr. Limo, and assisted by the SWT's Felix Micheni and two KWS Capture Unit Rangers, this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment. This includes a refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as the medicines and equipment required for rapid and effective veterinary response.
Established in 2007, the Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit is operated by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Since 2021, the unit's operational costs have been generously funded by Elizabeth Scarlett.
November marked the arrival of the short rains within the Mara ecosystem just like most parts of Kenya. Although the rains were not very heavy when they began, it is expected that they will alleviate the forage and water scarcity which has been experienced in the months preceding the rainy season.Read more
So far, October has been the driest month this year. Savannahs and many seasonal streams have dried up, and the flow of major rivers within the ecosystem has dramatically reduced. Due to scarcity of resources exacerbated by the prevailing drought, the health of wildlife, particularly herbivores, has declined.Read more
September was initially dry and cold, but towards the end of the month we experienced some sunshine, wind and rain. We are optimistic that these favourable weather condition will alleviate resource scarcity so that people and wild animals can coexist peacefully.Read more