Headed by KWS Veterinary Officer Dr. Limo, and assisted by DSWT's Felix Micheni along with 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.
The team is funded through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust by The Minara Foundation and has been operational since March 2007.
The Mara has experienced prolonged periods of little to no rain. However, there are indications of increased precipitation in the days to come. This mirrors the previous month’s weather pattern. There is still fodder for wildlife available, but it is low in quality. Water is also becoming scarce within the conservation area and there is overcrowding of wildlife at the few watering points remaining. ...Read more
During March, the Mara region received a few sporadic showers of rain, however, most of the days were dry with diminishing forage and water for use by wildlife. Cases handled during the period involved elephant treatments with one big male relieved and treated for a wound caused by a tight cable wire snare round his trunk. Other elephants were treated for human induced injuries but all of them were considered out of danger....Read more
The conservation area received minimum precipitation during the month with water and browsing material becoming scarce. Most animals were seen concentrating near swamps and watering points. Few cases requiring intervention were reported....Read more