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 period under review was characterised by moderate to heavy precipitation with plenty of food and water available for most herbivores. Cases reported for intervention greatly decreased possibly due to decreased competition for resources such as water and fodder thereby limiting human-wildlife conflicts....Read more
The month was characterised by decreased precipitation with most days remaining sunny and windy. However, some sporadic showers were experienced in several parts of the Masai Mara towards the end of the month. There is still enough fodder and water for herbivores to utilize...Read more
The month was characterised by decreased precipitation and an influx of wildebeests crossing into the Mara from the Serengeti in Tanzania. There is plenty of prey for the carnivores as a result of high numbers of migrating wildebeests and zebras....Read more