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 month was characterised by moderate to high precipitation with both forage and water becoming increasingly abundant for use by wildlife. The annual wildebeest migration has already begun with a number of wildebeest roaming within the Mara conservation area having crossed the border from the Serengeti....Read more
The period under consideration had a few days of precipitation with the remainder of the days being dry and windy. The intermittent showers brought relief to wildlife with water collecting in small pools and natural pans and re-establishment of fodder for the grazers. ...Read more