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.
The team is operated by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with funding from The Minara Foundation and has been operational since March 2007.
There was continuous precipitation throughout the month, though with decreased intensity towards the end. There is plenty of food and water for large herbivores to utilise. Most areas remain inaccessible due to damaged roads and bridges....Read more
The month was characterised by a drop in the number of visitors within the Mara due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tour guides and visitors have been instrumental in spotting animals in need of help and, over the years, have contributed significantly to case interventions....Read more
The month under review was characterised by decreased precipitation compared to the previous month with plenty of food and water for most browsers and grazers to utilize. There were few conflict cases reported. There was decreased visitation to the conservation area by tourists and this partially led to decreased sightings of animals in need of help....Read more